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Symptoms Of Tonsil Cancer
Right tonsil larger than left for years. Tonsil stones. No other Symptoms. Non smoker, Occasional Drinker. Im 26. Could this be tonsil cancer?
No: Similar questions have been appearing for months. If you've seen as many tonsils as most of us have, you'd know that most are asymmetrical. Stop worrying. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Will my one inflamed tonsil or lymph node that's been swollen 10 years no pain or symptoms turn into cancer after that long of having it?
Had viral infection 3 weeks ago symptoms are gone except 1 tonsil is still big could this be a cancer of some sort? theres no pain.or could be normal
How big?: Some asymmetry in the size of paired organs is normal. If there are no symptoms, you may wish to watch and wait. if the tonsil does not get bigger, does not ulcerate or bleed, you may leave it alone. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Oral Cancer: Unfortunately, by the time a patient becomes aware of symptoms related to oral cancer on their own, it's potentially very serious. Therefore, do not smoke or drink alcohol excessively (two leading causes) and see a dentist every 6 months for a thorough head and neck soft tissue exam. Any lesion that remains more than 2 weeks needs to be evaluated by an oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Knot=get it checked: Any lump which sticks around for more than a week deserves a medical exam and likely a biopsy. A knot in the cheek could be any number of things, most of which are benign however. Ulcerations or sores on the skin or in the mouth/throat are very concerning, especially if you have a lump or knot anywhere in the head and neck. See your local ENT asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varied: Oral cancer can present itself in various ways. This makes it very important to have it checked by a professional if you see anything suspicious. Some common presentations are: white patches red patches mixed red and white patches a persistent sore that won't heal unexplained bleeding difficulty or pain when swallowing loose teeth difficulty wearing dentures lump in the neck ear pain hoarseness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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