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how do doctors tell if its cancer in your throat or allergies?

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Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
16 years experience Radiation Oncology
Persistance: Generally if symptoms persist and/or worsen, it is less likely to be allergies. Here is a good overview of head/neck cancer http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/head-and-neck-cancer.
Answered on Jun 9, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
49 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See a physician : For that level of concern you need to see a physician for diagnosis, hopefully of allergies or other non-cancerous conditions.
Answered on Nov 28, 2014
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