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Had flu and throat infection january, one swollen tonsil since, swollen gland same side sometimes, ulcer on tonsil for last 2 days is this cancer?

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Dr. Douglas Miller
Pathology

In brief: Unlikely

Most cancers of the oral cavity and throat are painless and have no symptoms until fairly late in the disease.
Lymphomas (a cancer of the lymph nodes) can enlarge nodes and the tonsils but won't often ulcerate. More likely this is an infection, so see your doctor asap about whether you need antibiotics. He/she can judge if you fail to respond and then think of other diagnoses.

In brief: Unlikely

Most cancers of the oral cavity and throat are painless and have no symptoms until fairly late in the disease.
Lymphomas (a cancer of the lymph nodes) can enlarge nodes and the tonsils but won't often ulcerate. More likely this is an infection, so see your doctor asap about whether you need antibiotics. He/she can judge if you fail to respond and then think of other diagnoses.
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