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Does a White/Yellowish Bump in the Tonsil Indicate any Oral Diseases?

01/24/2007

Question:

I have a white/yellowish bump on my left tonsil, and I am worried I may have cancer.

Answer:

Any type of spot or abnormal looking changes (granulation or ulceration) in the tonsillary region for more than a week should be evaluated and possibly biopsied by an ENT. So my recommendation is going to be get an appointment of ENT if it is persisting.

Thanks.

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Response by:

Enver  Ozer, MD Enver Ozer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University