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Right tonsil larger than left for years. Tonsil stones. No other Symptoms. Non smoker, Occasional Drinker. Im 26. Could this be 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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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


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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?

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?

Swollen glands: It is not uncommon for a tonsil or lymph node to stay enlarged after repeated infections. If it has been stable in size and appearance then it is likely benign. To be sure you should have it checked by a primary care doctor or ENT doctor. ...Read more

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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

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What are the symptoms of mouth or tongue cancer?

What are the symptoms of mouth or tongue cancer?

Changes: Changes in the mouth tissues--growths, changes in color, white spots or spots that bleed, areas that don't ever seem to heal completely--these are things that should be examined by your dentist. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of mouth cancer?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of mouth cancer?

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 more

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Please tell me what are the symptoms of tori or mouth cancer?

Please tell me what are the symptoms of tori or mouth cancer?

Let's be clear: Torus of the palate is a common variant, like a chin cleft, and is not cancer. Mouth cancer announces itself as marked discoloration and/or a mass. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the signs/symptoms of mouth cancer?

Need expert help here. What are the signs/symptoms of mouth cancer?

A few: The most common signs of oral cancer include a non-healing oral ulcer, an oral mass, lymph nodes in the neck, white patch in the mough. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cancer of the mouth, I have knot in my cheek?

What  are the symptoms of cancer of the mouth, I have knot in my cheek?

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 more

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What are the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer?

Most common: Most commonly, an ulcer that does not heal. Other symptoms include a lump in the mouth, unexplained bleeding or pain in the mouth. See oral surgeon or ENT doc for exam if you are worried. ...Read more

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What symptoms of mouth cancer are the most common?

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 more

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