my name is stephanie. i'm 31 years old. my doc noticed a swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. didn't worry about it and says it's normal and to just watch it if it grows. i went back a few months later for other reasons...i'm always tired and wanted to see if maybe i was low on iron or something else. well he felt my lymph node and thought it may have gotten bigger. so he referred me to a throat, neck and ear specialist just for a 2nd opinion. btw he took blood tests and everything came out normal. well my appointment for the specialist was today. he noticed my right tonsil is also enlarged. told me not to be alarmed but said i needed to get a surgery to remove my right tonsil and get it tested for anything abnormal. now i'm scared. first of all...is this normal to do this w/out doing a biopsy first? i heard people w/ lumps on their throats get biopsy's by getting samples w/ a needle? i have no other symptoms other than the enlarged tonsils and lymph node. both on the right side. i'm just scared and would like opinions. i made the mistake of using google...and now scared out of my mind and worried i might have cancer. yes i'm jumping the gun but i was curious. anybody w/ tonsil cancer or Mucoepidermold carcinoma? closest thing i found on google. sorry...just worried and needed to vent and get opinions. thank you in advance.