Oncology (General Cancer)/Tonsil

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If this is an infection is it normal it doesn't hurt at all? How long will it take to heal itself completely? I made an appt with the ENT doctor but its not till August 12th.

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Since you have pictures, it woudn't hurt to wait till you see the ENT doctor.  I'd give something like this about two weeks before I'd get worried about it, and the ENT appointment is just about right.  Since it doesn't hurt, I doubt it's serious, but I agree that it should be looked at.  

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Donald Higby, M.D.

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I can answer almost all questions related to the treatment and natural course of most kinds of cancer, especially cancers of prostate, colon, lung and breast.

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I have been a practicing medical oncologist for 36 years, and have been chief of service at a major medical center for 25 years. I've also done research in cancer treatments.

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American Society of Clinical Oncology

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New England Journal of Medicine American Journal of Medicine Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Hematology Transfusion Medicine

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MD, Stanford University Internal Medicine residency, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO Medical Oncology Fellowship, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

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