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Is mild burning on one side of throat not related to swallowing for three months worrisome for throat cancer?

Is mild burning on one side of throat not related to swallowing for three months worrisome for throat cancer?

Could be: It could be from different things like chronic inflammation, trauma, cancer etc. Dont delay anymore- you should see an ENT for direct visualization/examination on your throat. If there is anything suspicious, a biopsy will need to be done. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Is mild burning on one side of throat not related to swallowing for three months worrisome for throat cancer?

Is mild burning on one side of throat not related to swallowing for three months worrisome for throat cancer?

Get checked: Anything that lasts for this long should be evaluated by a health care professional. Yes you could have throat cancer, but many other things might cause this. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long GERD will take to cause throat cancer? I have acidity and reoccurring throat pain. Could it be throat cancer?

How long GERD will take to cause throat cancer? I have acidity and reoccurring throat pain. Could it be throat cancer?

GERD: This has the potential to create a Barrett's esophagus, which is a precancerous condition. You can treat the GERD with H2 blockers, but best to see a gastroenterologist, be endoscoped and treated for H. pylori if present. They can also tell you if there is any reason to worry about cancer. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat for 3 weeks now. It's a sharp pain down around the center. What could it be? Throat cancer? I'm 20 and have smoked for 2 years.

I've had a sore throat for 3 weeks now. It's a sharp pain down around the center. What could it be? Throat cancer? I'm 20 and have smoked for 2 years.

Unlikely: It is unlikely cancer. Cancer usually not painful, until very late stages, allergies or gerd are more likely to cause persistent sore throat in your age group. Check with you doctor. If it is due to gerd, than in a long run in number of years it might cause esophageal cancer unless well controlled on medication. ...Read more

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I have a lump near my right tonsil and one on my larynx.i have little red sores on my throat and mild cough as well.im 17.could it be throat cancer?

I have a lump near my right tonsil and one on my larynx.i have little red sores on my throat and mild cough as well.im 17.could it be throat cancer?

Red sores in throat: Throat cancer is very unlikely to be the cause of these symptoms. Long-term smokers have an increased risk of throat cancer, but even if you smoke, it would be unusual for this to occur at age 17. The best protection against throat cancer is to never smoke. In the meantime, the redness and lump and cough you describe sound much more like a viral infection. ...Read more

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I am 20 and have been smoking on and off since I was 16. im afraid I have throat cancer because I have a dull aching pain in my throat for a week?

See PCP or ENT: for consultation and cancer screening tests. The chance of getting throat cancer is low at younger ages. However, people who smoke, especially those who drink alcohol, are at the most at risk for developing throat cancer. See PCP or ENT. ...Read more

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Could it be that my grandfather has throat cancer?

A sore throat: That does not go away, sometimes causing pain feferred to the ear, often associated with "lumps in the neck" and change in voice quality or difficulty swallowing are signs of throat cancer, especially in heavy smokers and drinkers. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are early symptoms of throat cancer?

Could you tell me what are early symptoms of throat cancer?

Sxs: Symptoms of throat cancer can include sore throat, coughing, hoarseness, ear pain, problems swallowing & a mass/ lesion that isn’t healing. Fatigue and weight loss may eventually develop. ...Read more

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What are the illnesses which could give similar symptoms of throat cancer?

What are the illnesses which could give similar symptoms of throat cancer?

Yes, see below: An iron deficiency related entity "plummer wilson syndrome" can have symptoms similar to cancer. See this site for more info. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/187341-overview. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Throat Cancer (Definition)

The throat is a complicated area and is divided into several different areas including the vocal cords, the larynx, the glottis and supra-glottic areas. The cancers in these areas are usually of the squamous cell variety. The distinctions are important as they help to determine the ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more