Lymphoma concern?

Patient

Q: Hi, a few months back I was diagnosed with tonsilitis and the treatment there was all fine. I recently realised my right tonsil and lymph node were swollen and was told I have tonsilitis again and I am now on antibiotics. Blood test for glandular fever came back negative. My concern is that my swollen tonsil and lymph node may have been like this for a long time without realisation and I have also seen brownish,red spots on my tonsil now that I am on the medication but have read that it is a good sign showing that it is working. I am 15 years old and I am silly enough to search up everything, and the whole tonsil thing leads me to lymphoma and cancer. Should I be worried about this right now? I have not shown any other symptoms apart from a minor cold that has cleared up.

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