Can Tonsil stones cause cancer? Scarily, is it possible?

Can Tonsil stones cause cancer? Scarily is it possible?

You are having the sore throat..

You even have that feeling of something stuck in your throat.

You clearly understood that your problem is tonsil stones. It was then a scary information came to your eyes. “Tonsil stones can cause cancer”

So what is the actual truth? Can tonsil stones cause cancer actually? If not why is this topic heard in forums and some websites?

The Close Similarities of Tonsil stones and Tonsil Cancer:

Can Tonsil stones cause cancer? Scarily, is it possible?

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The answer to the question, why is this topic of tonsil stones and cancer heard is the closeness of symptoms between the stones and cancer.

Many people often get confused and worried as their symptoms of tonsil stones are mistaken for the symptoms of tonsil cancer. Yes, the symptoms of tonsil stones are almost similar to that of tonsil cancer.

Here are the symptoms of tonsil stones

  • An intense bad breath
  • Feeling of something stuck in the throat
  • Ear and Jaw pains
  • Regular sore throats
  • Swollen Tonsils more

And here are the symptoms of Tonsil cancer

  • Swollen Tonsils
  • A feeling of something stuck at the back of throat
  • Ear pain at times
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Blood tinged saliva

Thus these similarities of symptoms are making some people worry and get tensed that tonsil stone is somehow related to tonsil and throat cancer. See How long do tonsil stones last? Days? Weeks? Years?

The Big Doubt 1: Can Tonsil stones cause cancer (tonsil/throat)?


Whenever a person hears about a problem, the first thing they start worrying about is cancer. I agree that a number of websites online bombard with cancer as the conclusion for each and every problem. Whatever may be your problem many websites end it as cancer.

But we always tell you the true practical conclusions so that you get some peace of mind and correctly treat your problem. See Where can I get a step by step clear guidance that helps eliminate my tonsil stones?

are tonsil stones a symptom of cancer

See the above screenshot. It’s a message from one of our fans from the fan page. You can clearly see how he is worried of tonsil cancer even for a small problem of tonsillitis.

It’s the same for tonsil stones too. Many people get worried and overthink about tonsil stones and fearing that it could become some cancer one day. But the reality is In 99.9% percent of the cases, the stones are completely harmless and don’t cause any cancer.

So a short answer to your question.. “Can tonsil stones cause cancer” is NO..

The Big Doubt 2: Is Tonsil stones symptom of Cancer?


Tonsil stones are caused mainly caused by the food particles being stuck in the tonsils. Thus this is no way related to tonsil cancer.

On the other hand, tonsil cancer gives out symptoms of blood in throat, lumps in neck etc (I have already mentioned some symptoms above). So Tonsil stones is no way related and not at all a symptom of tonsil cancer.

So a short answer to your question “Is Tonsil stones symptom of cancer?” is NO

If you are still worried about your tonsil stones causing cancer..

Though tonsil stones can never cause cancer, just to get some peace of mind you can do a small test. Thus once you get the test as no cancer cells, you can free up your mind and get some relaxation.

Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology:

Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology

This is one of the perfect tests to make sure that you don’t have tonsil cancer. In this test, you need to visit your doctor. The doctor, with a needle, takes a small tissue of your tonsils and test them for the cancer cells.

Once he makes a confirmation that there are no cancer cells in your tonsil tissue, you can free up yourself and your doubts. See Are Tonsil stones dangerous? The Truth you should know?

So My Tonsil stones won’t cause any cancer? So can I leave them ignored?

A Tonsil stone is a calcium buildup rock that is formed on the sensitive tonsils of a person.

The presence of tonsil stones on the tonsil glands generally results in a large accumulation of bacteria in your throat.

This accumulation of bacteria causes a number of throat problems which include –

Recurrent Sore throats:

As I mentioned before, the presence of tonsil stones near the throat cause bacteria to accumulate. This bacteria accumulation in turn results in the sore throats and irritation in the throat. See “I am getting these stones again and again” What should I do?

Strep Throat: (Complete inflammation of Tonsils)

The main duty of the tonsil glands is to stop the bacteria, viruses, and other microbes from entering your body. Thus while doing this duty, they accumulate various types of microbes including the strep bacteria.

Thus the presence of tonsil stones, hold on this bacteria and result in multiplying it. Thus the accumulations of strep bacteria due to the tonsil stones results in severe Strep throats.

Sleep Apnea:

Sleep apnea is a peculiar problem that causes irritability, nausea, and restlessness. As you know one of the main symptoms of tonsil stones is the swollen tonsils. These swollen tonsils, in turn, result in causing sleep apnea and restlessness.

Tonsil blood and Tonsil pus:

The more days you leave your tonsil stones unremoved, the more it affects the tonsil tissue. Though the stone itself won’t do any damage, the bacteria accumulated because of tonsil stones tend to infect the tonsil tissues and cells. See Should I Get my Tonsils removed? Is it the best way out?

This is the reason why some people face severe bleeding while tonsil stone removal. Sometimes, this can also lead to the formation of yellowish tonsil pus when the infection increases.


The huge setback of tonsil stones is that as this bacteria accumulations increase, it results in a variety of problems.

So, the sooner you get rid of your tonsil stones the better for your tonsils and throat.


You are having Tonsil stones in the mouth.

This is a clear indication that bacteria accumulation has already started in your throat.

As days pass by, this bacteria accumulation increases, resulting in a horrendous bad breath and a number of spine chilling throat problems that are completely unbearable.


If you want to plunge out all your tonsil stones once for all. If you want to permanently get rid of your tonsil stones and enjoy the fresh breath lifelong.

Here is what to do..

Watch this important CASE STUDY that helps you eliminate tonsil stones completely and naturally…

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Know more:

The Natural way out to eliminate tonsil stones completely

Are Tonsil stones bad? An analysis based on true people having tonsil stones

How to get rid of my tonsil stones Quickly tonight?

Facing blood while removing tonsil stones? Cure Tonsil stones bleeding

How to get rid of Tonsil Stones? 5 Proven ways you must try

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