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Tonsil Cancer: Tonsils can become cancer; check out its symptoms, treatment

Tonsil Cancer: In the winter season, many people have problems with sore throat, cough, and swelling. A major reason for this can also be an infection in the tonsils. This infection itself is called tonsillitis. Tonsils are a very important part of our body which protects us from infection. 

Due to the high infection in the tonsils, many times patient also has problems speaking. Usually, the problem of tonsils ends in a week but, if it persists for a long time, then it also becomes a risk of cancer.

What is Tonsillitis?

There are oval-shaped organs on either side of our throats called tonsils. When they come in contact with any type of bacteria or infection, they start swelling and burning. Although their colour is similar to that of our tongue, due to infection, they become bright red and white spots appear on them. Swelling occurs in the tonsils due to which there is difficulty in swallowing saliva along with eating and drinking.

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Symptoms of tonsil cancer

Usually, the problem of tonsils ends in a week but, if it persists for a long time, then it also poses a risk of cancer. Tonsil cancer occurs when tonsil cells start growing abnormally. A person suffering from tonsil cancer may have difficulty swallowing, swelling and pain in the neck, stiffness in the jaw, and pain in the ear.

Tonsil cancer treatment

The treatment of this disease depends on the size and stage of the tonsils. Tonsil Cancer Treatment can be done with surgery and therapy. Surgery removes as many cancer cells as possible. This method is effective for every stage of tonsil cancer. In chemotherapy, drugs are used to kill cancer cells. In the case of cancer, it is sometimes combined with radiation therapy.

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Disclaimer: This article provides general information only. Consult doctors for more details. News24 does not claim responsibility for this information.

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