Are Tonsil Stones linked to cancer?
Are Tonsil Stones linked to cancer?

There are many people out there, who do not have sufficient information about the Tonsil Stones, ask if these Tonsil Stones linked to Cancer since these stones often have the same appearance as the malignant growths. The concern is understandable but unfounded.

One should not get confused with the factors identified for throat cancers with that of Tonsil Stones.

Throat cancer risk factors:

  • Tobacco use
  • Excessive use of alcohol
  • Diet lacking in fruits and vegetables.

Throat cancer refers to any type of cancer tumour that develops inside the throat, voice box, or tonsils.

So, it’s a common misconception that tonsil stones may somehow relate to throat cancer.

Dr. Greene’s report on Tonsil Stones Linkage to Cancer

According to Dr. Greene, a well-known medical practitioner, there is no link between Tonsil Stones and throat cancer. Microscopic studies of the Tonsil Stones have shown a wide variety of particles from food and bacteria, oral debris, and white blood cells.

The studies also have confirmed that there are no malignant growths found near or in these stones, so they do not pose any threat to people who have them in their mouths.

Although these Tonsil Stones are not so dangerous, they can still be uncomfortable for the people who have it and may cause other health problems as well.

Real Tonsil Stones Outcomes

In many cases, no specific treatment is needed, but some lifestyle modifications may be needed.

  • Gargling the mouth with mouthwash or water may help one to prevent the Tonsil Stones build up.
  • Sore throats and bad breath are some of the common symptoms associated with the Tonsil Stones.
  • Not eating for half an hour before going to bed is a preventative measure for these stones building inside the mouth.
  • In some extreme cases, the Tonsil Stones are consistently large and prevent the normal functioning of the mouth.

Best Tonsil Stones Treatment

It may be recommended to remove them. Tonsil removal is possible using a local numbing agent and once they are removed, the stones will not form again. However, a doctor will not typically recommend this course of treatment unless you have tried all the available treatments.

Another treatment known as coblation tonsil cryptolysis was made available for the Ear, Nose, and Throat.

It is developed to treat Tonsil Stones and is unique. It’s unique because it can actually be performed in adult patients using just a local anaesthesia. The pain from this procedure is also mild and a normal diet and activity can be resumed within a week of the treatment while a tonsillectomy would require several weeks.

This process uses radio frequency signals to excite the electrolytes and will be much less invasive than other treatments. While this treatment may not be available in every hospital, specialists may offer this option to their patients or refer them for treatment.

Many parents worry about their children getting infected with Tonsil Stones and their potential related disease since Tonsil Stones are very common in children who have larger tonsils. However, the risks are very minimal and will usually disappear as the child ages and the tonsils shrink.

Tonsil Stones Cancer Conclusion

In some severe cases, it may be recommended to remove tonsils for practical purposes, but cancer of the tonsils is not a risk that has been found to be associated with Tonsil Stones.

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Dr Jay Sidhu
I am a practising Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor based in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. I have a special interest in working with Tonsil Stones Patients and providing Tonsil Stones Treatments online and within our clinic. Message me for any questions on Tonsil Stones. Dr Jay Sidhu

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