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Can ulcers in the tonsils become cancerous ?

I have developed a small slightly reddish spot inside my mouth (on left tonsil)). i does not pain but, makes me feel uncomfortable while swallowing something. It has been there since last week. one day a very small pea sized particle came from that patch while spitting. I am a tobacco consumer since last one year. I am afraid, can it be cancer ? Pls advise.
Asked On : Mon, 8 Aug 2011
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Hi Santanu,

Welcome to HCM.

Small red spots on the tonsil is tonsilitis, that is infection of the tonsils you can take a antibiotic for it and also do some warm water garglings daily twice. If it doent subside with that then you can get check up done.It may not be a cancer.Macrolide group of drugs are very effective for tonsils consult a doctor for further management.

Take care.
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