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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 (Definition)

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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Can you explain what are symptoms of mouth cancer?

Can you explain what are symptoms of mouth cancer?

Varies: Asymptomatic, pain, local irritation or discomfort. Local change of mucosa, mass, ulcer formation. ...Read more

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How to tell if these are symptoms mouth cancer or if it's from being bulimic?

How to tell if these are symptoms mouth cancer or if it's from being bulimic?

See your dentist: Firstly, you should perhaps seek treatment for your bulimia. The "reflux" (bringing up) of gastric acids causes severe erosion of tooth enamel, specifically on back of front teeth. May also irritate soft tissues. Mouth cancer can present in many places (tongue, cheeks, floor of mouth, etc) with varied appearance. A dentist, (especially an oral surgeon) may be best for judging. Don't wait. ...Read more

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

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

Mouth cancer: Symptoms include any changes in your mouth or on your lips that do not heal or resolve in 7-10 days. However, many mouth cancers do not have any symptoms. For this reason you should have a thorough dental examination every 6 months, especially if you smoke, chew, drink alcohol, or engage in oral sex. ...Read more

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So worried that it's throat or mouth cancer. What are symptoms of throat or mouth cancer?

So worried that it's throat or mouth cancer. What are symptoms of throat or mouth cancer?

None: Until the cancer becomes late stage, there are very few if any symptoms of oral cancer. Most cancers are found first by a dentist upon routine examination by the visual changes of the tissue. Newer fluorescent technologies have come out to find oral cancer earlier, ask your dentist about them. Velscope and vizilite are two examples. If the tissue looks abnormal, a biopsy is the only diagnostic. ...Read more

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What do you get as early symptoms of mouth cancer?

What do you get as early symptoms of mouth cancer?

Unfortunately, None: Like most dangerous diseases and conditions, there are no symptoms in the early stages. However, there can be some characteristic visual changes, but they're often hard for people to see, since they're in the mouth or throat. Any sore that doesn't go away in a couple of weeks needs to be examined. Any area that changes color, itches, bleeds, or becomes raised and/or rough needs to be seen too. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of mouth cancer you can watch for?

What are early symptoms of mouth cancer you can watch for?

Varies: 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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Is a sensitive, sometimes tingling tongue a symptom of cancer of the mouth?

Is a sensitive, sometimes tingling tongue a symptom of cancer of the mouth?

Not normally BUT: Never rule out cancer until you have seen a qualified health care professional to have a differential diagnosis made. Go with a written duration, time of day, diet, medication, family history, tobacco history. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mouth cancer? How do I check for mouth cancer by myself at home?

What are the symptoms of mouth cancer?  How do I check for mouth cancer by myself at home?

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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Is there a test that can be performed on men and in the mouth that can detect cancer causing strand of HPV with no symptoms?

Is there a test that can be performed on men and in the mouth that can detect cancer causing strand of HPV with no symptoms?

Antibodies/exam: Your physician may be able to do a test that can identify if you have developed antibodies to the strain of the virus.An ENT may also be able to examine the back of your tongue & throat & identify areas where the germ may have activity. However, once you have it, it can stay forever & not necessarily always be visable. ...Read more

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I am 24 year old and I have white patches in my mouth from 4 months. Now I am worried. Is it a symptoms of oral cancer or else. What is better option.

I am 24 year old and I have white patches in my mouth from 4 months. Now I am worried. Is it a symptoms of oral cancer or else. What is better option.

White Patches: White patches in the mouth can be from a variety of causes including bite trauma, irritations from a poorly fitting dental appliance, overgrowth of a fungus called candida albicans, leukoplakia, which is common in tobacco users, or in rare cases, a form of oral cancer. Let a dentist, who is a specialist in diseases of the mouth examine you to determine the nature of your white patches. ...Read more

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