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I'd get a second opinion, but except for the risk of surgery, I wouldn't think a tonsillectomy would be a big deal.  I'd also be worried about the prospect of cancer if that was a possibility.

 

It's funny - not many people our ages still have tonsils because they were routinely removed for sore throats when we were kids.  I still have mine (my husband does, too), but remember that my brother and all the neighborhood kids had theirs out at around ages 5-6. 

 

Remember - if you have them out, you get to eat a lot of ice cream.

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I would recommend getting a 2nd oppinion & biopsy, at a facility that specializes in cancer, and cancers of the mouth. Do that before you have your tonsils removed.


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hope you are well from the first cancer. i have not heard of one our age getting tonsils out. but hope its not a big problem.wish you all the best and good health.

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I went to an ENT doctor for my sinus's, and ear pain. He noticed that my left tonsil was large, and said that when he see's a large tonsil in someone my age it could be cancerous. He then felt it with his 2 fingers, and said it was soft, so that was a good sign. I was diagnosed with uterine cancer two, and a half years ago, so I am now concerned about cancer again. I wanted to know how bad it is for someone at my age to get their tonsils out? My MD said it's going to hurt. I don't want to have to worry if it's cancerous or not. 

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