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Tonsil Cancer

Tonsil cancer comes under head and neck cancers and occurs due to abnormal cell growth in the tonsil. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the commonest cause of tonsil cancer. It can result in swallowing difficulty, ear pain, hoarseness, bleeding from the mouth, sore throat, bad breath, and a lump in the neck.

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I have a visible stone in the back of my throat with a thin, smelly wall that's causing pain. What could this be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having the problem of getting something stuck in my throat for a long time and a bad smell was also coming from time to time sores, etc. For the last six months pain and the stone is also visible on one side but the stone is not visible on the other side it hurts more there...  Read Full »


Dr. Murari Kaimal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I am sorry to hear about your troubles. Thank you for the excellent image provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) this reassuringly does not show anything grossly troublesome or suggestive o...  Read Full »

My left tonsil is enlarged and I have two lumps near my left tonsil. Does it indicate cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,My left tonsil is enlarged and I have two lumps near my left tonsil. The lumps were grown about 10 years ago and have kind of changed in shape and quality. They are kind of soft and change shape when I touch them. From time to time I feel a moderate pain in my throat and it goes away on...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can see the white proliferative growths over the left tonsils. They do not look normal. Whereas they may be innocuous we can be absolutely sure only after a pathological microscopic examination. For the same, we must do a biopsy of the lesion. Otherwise, it is ad...  Read Full »

I have a slightly asymmetrical posterior tonsil pillar on the right side. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a slightly asymmetrical posterior tonsil pillar on the right side. I do not have any other symptoms like pain, swelling, etc.What could be the reason? Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Murari Kaimal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. In the images (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity), the entire tonsil and oropharynx are not visible. But, the visualized areas do not show any sinister growth or ulceration, and the uvula appears...  Read Full »

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