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Can Tonsillitis be mistaken for throat cancer or oral cancer?

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Can Tonsillitis be mistaken for throat cancer or oral cancer?

Postby cadwy » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:39 am

A friend of mine, Anna. Her brother had throat cancer at 18, he believed for 2 weeks it was just tonsillitis and it would go by itself, but when the Dr's saw him they immediately knew it was throat cancer.
So I want to know, is swollen painful tonsils a symptom of throat cancer?
I can't imagine how he confused tonsillitis with cancer, unless of course he didn't bother to check his throat and guessed by the pain. He wouldn't even get it checked out, his mum had to force him because she started to get worried.
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Can Tonsillitis be mistaken for throat cancer or oral cancer?

Postby aeneas87 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:41 am

1. • The main symptom of tonsillitis is a sore throat. More symptoms occur in most cases. Some or all of the following may be present:
• Fever
• Bad breath
• Nasal congestion and runny nose
• Swollen lymph nodes
• Red, swollen tonsils covered completely or in patches by pus
• Difficulty swallowing
• Headache, ear infections.
• Abdominal (belly) pain
• Raw, bleeding patches on the tonsils
When you have sore throat plus cold symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and coughing, the cause is most likely a virus. Viral infection of the tonsils usually goes away without treatment within 2 weeks.
TONSILS:
Tonsils are like street dogs in Ur vicinity. They are just like security guards for Ur entire body-house.
When a thief/stranger enters Ur locality to observe the surroundings to commit a crime/theft; the street dog[s] starts barking continuously cautioning U against the dangers ahead.
Similarly, much before the entry of a serious virus/bacteria into Ur body, the first organs to be affected are tonsils-which are nothing but lymph glands.
As u r aware that lymphatic system is nothing but a drainage system. If tonsils are removed surgically, it is as good as killing Ur security guards given by the God.
It is prudent and safe to see a local homoeopath for total cure.
2. Throat Cancer Symptoms

While symptoms may vary based on tumor location and type, you should keep an eye out for:
persistent cough
difficulty swallowing
persistent hoarseness of the voice or having to clear the throat frequently
sore throat
lump in the throat
change in the sound of your voice
abnormal breathing sounds

If you experience symptoms for two weeks or longer, you should see your doctor for an exam. Throat cancer symptoms are vague, meaning they are also the symptoms of many other illnesses, many of which are less severe than throat cancer. If you are experiencing persistent symptoms, do not wait for them to go away on their own before seeing your doctor. A delay could potentially be the difference between early or late detection of cancer, which may affect treatment outcome.
Throat cancer symptoms may also come and go. Persistent doesn't always mean constant. For example, you may have a sore throat for a week, then it goes away for a few days, and then returns. Whether your symptoms are constant or erratic, making an appointment to see your doctor is essential to rule out diseases, such as cancer.
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Can Tonsillitis be mistaken for throat cancer or oral cancer?

Postby coiseam » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:43 am

Swollen Tonsils are not a symptom of throat cancer. If you self diagnose illnesses these are the conclusions that you may arrive at
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Can Tonsillitis be mistaken for throat cancer or oral cancer?

Postby thompson36 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:53 am

Self diagnosing usually gets a wrong diagnosis.

Throat cancer of any type is uncommon in someone so young.

There are several types of throat cancer.

It took 30+ years of smoking to trigger cancer of the tonsil in my brother.
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