I'm so scared that I have tonsil cancer and my anxiety is keeping me from being able to focus on virtually anything. Back in October, I noticed that one side of my throat was hurting and that I was having localized ear pain on that side. I went to a doctor and was diagnosed with acid reflux with irritation present in the throat from the acid reflux. I was placed on PPI's and the throat/ear pain largely went away. However, the pain has returned with a vengeance for about the past week and a half. I've examined my throat and noticed that the non affected tonsil was full of tonsil stones (and I got them out) and that the affected tonsil had a rather large tonsil stone (and I got it out). However, I also noticed that the affected tonsil was slightly swollen and has the appearance of what I best would describe as being fleshy meat. I also noticed that there is a white patch in the mouth that is located directly behind the affected tonsil. The other tonsil is not swollen at all, nor is there any whiteness around this tonsil. I've pretty much convinced myself that this is tonsil cancer, even though I would like to think that the symptoms would have continued instead of just stopping for around two months if it was something serious. I'm 26 years old, a non-smoker,and rarely drink alcohol.