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Had a painless lump above tonsil next to uvula. Round, 7mm diameter. Been there for 3 months no size or shape changes. What is it? Scared of cancer.
Lump in throat: A lump in the throat could be benign or malignant. If you are a smoker current or former, then it is essential to rule out malignant lumps. Benign lumps could be due to a saliva cyst, benign minor salivary tumor, or accessory lymphoid tissue. I would recommend any lump to be evaluated by an ENT specialist for treatment which may include a biopsy. ...Read more
For a few days I've had a small, pinkish-red spot on my soft palate, near my uvula. Not painful, but I can feel it when I swallow. It's very irritating. I don't smoke, or drink, so I'm not sure if it could be cancer related. Minor fluctuation of size and
Have lump in my throat behind uvula, flesh color slightly reddish, painless, for about 5 weeks now, no hoarseness or trouble swallowing. Is it cancer?
Possibly: A number of lesions can develop behind the uvula which is the tag of flesh hanging down from the posterior soft palate. The lesions there can represent a minor salivary gland tumor in the posterior oropharynx, lymphoid tissue that has hypertrophied or even a squamous cell lesion. If it does not disappear it should then be biopsied. To resect if necessary requires transhyoid pharyngotomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a cherry red lump that has formed in my throat. It is right behind the uvula to the left. It is a bit sore. Is it cancer? Im 18 and dont smoke.
Pharynx: It could be a swollen tonsil or perhaps a cyst but either way you should have someone look at it in the next few days, ...Read more
I have 2 polyups in my throat 1 on my uvula and one on the left side tonsil I also have some swollen lymphnodes should I be worried about cancer??.
Polyp throat: Doctors make it their business to worry about cancer especially in smokers or patients with a family history of cancer. That being said, growths in the throat can frequently be benign cyst. 'Polyps' in the throat are not common so if you have a growth in the throat, you should see an ENT specialist to make a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
I had uvula pappiloma removed. It was benign. Left tonsil also chronically swollen- ENT isn't concerned- i heard pappiloma is from HPV does this mean i can get oral cancer? Cervix is clean though. :(
Papilloma from HPV: Warts (papillomas) are from viral infection. Most hpv viral strains are not high risk for cancer, a few are. See if viral typing was performed. Anyone can get oral or throat cancer, especially smokers, or snuff dippers. Can get viral infection from kissing or oral sex, if partner is infected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A non-painful ...: Clear fluid blister on the tip of the uvula is usually caused by a blocked minor salivary gland. These usually go away without intervention. Any lesion on the palate that persists should be looked at by specialist. Cancer in the minor salivary glands is rare but can be devastating if there is a significant delay in diagnosis. ...Read more
Have a kind of hard, painless bump right side of mouth, in front of uvula (basically soft palate). I see the dentist in 2 weeks but am worried.
Soft palate: How large is the bump? How long has it been present? Are you a smoker? Have you had any trauma in his area? It is impossible to make a diagnosis without seeing and examining the bump. These are some of he questions your dentist will need to know. If you are concerned try to,see your dentist sooner than two weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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