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A 81-year-old female asked:

could clearing the throat too often be a sign of lung cancer?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dennis Jerome
Allergy and Immunology 51 years experience
Probably not: Throat clearing is often due to irritation from drainage from the nose or sinus region or reflux of acid from the stomach.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Not likely: Worth evaluating salivary glands and nasal drip, and tonsilar area for excess fluid. Good dental and ENT exam non invasive.

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