A 37-year-old female asked:
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can trouble swallowing, body aches, excess mucus in throat , cough. and green phlegm mean throat cancer?

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Dr. John Hammer
32 years experience Infectious Disease
Not likely : These symptoms are more indicative of infection (either viral or bacterial). Cancers can lead to a secondary infection though, and if they don't fully resolve with time or treatment you should consider bringing this possibility up with your provider, especially if you smoke.
Answered on Mar 20, 2020
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