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Oral Cancer

White spot behind tonsil on back of throat

02/03/2009

Question:

For the past 6 months I`ve had this white speck in the back of my mouth. 4 months ago I used 2 q-tip swabs and it came out. Now it is back again but I cant get it out this time. Even gargled with hot salt water. Also my right tonsil is swollen now. with a white patch on it.

Answer:

I recommend an expert evaluation and possibly biopsy if needed.

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Response by:

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