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Hi , I have a friend that has a big piece missing out of his tonsils and he can put his pointer finger through it can that be harmful or cancer.

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Not cancer

The tonsil is a lymphl structure used to help control infection of the in young children.
With repeated inflammation it enlarges and may impair swallowing The tonsils as such are removed by a snaring procedure. When removed the residual bed of the pharynx remains. One cant put their finger thru the area. Just behind the tonsillar bed is the internal carotid artery which can be injured easily

In brief: Not cancer

The tonsil is a lymphl structure used to help control infection of the in young children.
With repeated inflammation it enlarges and may impair swallowing The tonsils as such are removed by a snaring procedure. When removed the residual bed of the pharynx remains. One cant put their finger thru the area. Just behind the tonsillar bed is the internal carotid artery which can be injured easily
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