A 21-year-old male asked:
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for some reason i always have mucus in my throat and want to clear it , can this mean cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Cancer unlikely: Mucus in the throat may be due to pollutants in the air or mild allergies to some airborne antigens. You are unlikely to have throat cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.
Answered on Dec 30, 2016

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