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Symptom Of Cancer Be Clearing My Throat
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
Persistant sore throat for 6 months and blood from throat and nose could this be symptoms of throat cancer. No lump like feeling in neck only pain.
Possibly: Symptoms of throat cancer do include a sore throat that doesn't go away as well as occasional bleeding. Although throat cancer is not common in a young person who has never smoked, it is becoming more frequent due to human papilloma virus (HPV). There are other conditions that can cause similar symptoms, but any sore throat that persists for months should certainly be evaluated by an ENT doctor. ...Read more
My 17yr olds symptoms:hoarse voice, lump+pain above trachea+sore throat(no mucus), earache. Shortness of breath. Is it her thyroid? Family history of it
Is recurrent sore throat and phlegm from the throat, swollen lymph nodes in neck a sign of HIV? Although I tested -ve after 4,5,6,7 months w/4th gen
Negative test-No HIV: I would trust these tests - they are saying all the same thing LONG after some 'possible' exposure. There must be another cause for your symptoms - and hopefully your doc can get to the bottom of it. Sometimes it's recurrent viral infections. (esp. if you SMOKE or are exposed to 2nd hand smoke). Other times, it's lack of rest and the body just can't heal itself if you're driving yourself too hard. ...Read more
I have LPR reflux. Can this cause cancer in the larynx or throat? What % of people with LPR get larynx/throat cancer?
LPR: There have been reports however not in recent years. Questionable evidence. Very rare as a single factor. ...Read more
25 year old male, feeling of lump on base of throat. No sore throat, light cough. Drinker, not smoker. Chances of throat cancer?
Possibly: A lesion of the base of the throat or base of tongue adjacent to epiglottis may be Ca of tongue. Biospy indicated. To reach that site surgically, if surgeon suspicious on exam if to use transhyoid pharyngotomy where hyoid is resected and base of tongue is immediately exposed for usually excisional bx. ...Read more
Feeling of lump in throat, one tonsil is enlarged. Taken a course of antibiotics and hasn't improved. Could it be cancer?
Unlikely: Especially at your age. A malignant tonsil is preposterously enlarged and grows fast. Many folks have one big one. Get used to it, or consider having it removed. ...Read more
3months feels like something stuck in throat no other symptoms is this a common sign of mouth or throat cancer? Smoker. Neg CT scan of soft tiss neck
Many possibilities: That symptom is very common and could be associated with many things. It appears that you don't have an enlarged thyroid gland or other mass because of the ct, making cancer unlikely. It can be related to acid reflux(gerd) and laryngopharyngeal reflux(lpr). Some people require mo's of twice daily reflux meds to help. Another issue can be muscle tension dysphonia, so see an ent/laryngologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 week of nasal congestion. I understand that symptoms of sinus cancer can mimic that of a cold. Should i see my dr? Sore throat gone no cough.
Not yet: Nasal congestion is very common, especially now that flu or viral "season" is upon us. If you are prone to allergies, nasal congestion is to be expected. Although the common cold can mimic sinus cancer, it is extremely doubtful as cause of your symptoms. The "sinus" is likely the maxillary sinus (upper jaw bone) and it is part of the paranasal sinus complex; 0.2% of all malignancies occur there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of test can determine hoarseness causes? Had total thyroidectomy in Jan2015 and my voice feels slight hoarse and clearing throat , clear
Is feeling of something in back of throat a common symptom of oral cancer? Had this feeling for 2 months since car accident..No other symptoms
Possibly: It is possible as you are a very heavy smoker. It is also possible that this "feeling" is related to trauma from your recent accident or even post nasal drip from your congestion. An evaluation by an ear, nose, and throat doctor should be able to settle this for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of mucus.swallowing hurts rarely. pain/pressure at base of throat. Mild dysphagia. Have gerd,laryn/pharynghitis. ENT thinks its nothing serious.
There is a painless patch in the back of my throat on my left tonsil. Could this be the first sign of strep throat or something more serious?
ENT scope shows only minor redness on back of the voicebox. only symptoms lump feeling in throat, post nasal drip. What could this be other than LPR?
LPR common cause: The commonest finding in fiber optic or laryngeal exam is redness of mucosa of posterior vocal cords,is a strong suggestion of reflux,post nasal drip is also a strong contender,however if symptoms persists,evaluation by a gastroenterologist,to rule out esophageal disease, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strep throat or throat cancer? Have used chew on and off for a year, history of cancer in my family but have all strep throat symptoms. Could it be so
Unlikely : but you should be examinedGet a more detailed answer ›
Chronic sore throat , believe its due to GERD but afraid of throat cancer . Throat pain seems to be more on the left side with sore neck muscles to .
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