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Does the stone-like ball under my left tonsil look like cancer?

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Published At April 7, 2022
Reviewed AtDecember 12, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I had viral tonsilitis a month ago. I never really noticed this ball under my left tonsil, and it looks as if there is a stone there. I am terrified if it is cancer. Please let me know if this is cancer or looks like cancer. I do not have insurance or money to get it looked at, but I have an x-ray and a picture of the area of concern. Kindly help.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I recommend surgical removal for tonsils then a histological examination for the removed tissues. The tonsil does not look dangerous, but it is not normal also. The cancer signs such as ulceration and discoloration are not present yet.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda
Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Otolaryngology (E.N.T)

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