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Throat clearing for 2 years (started after cold) and slight sore throat on occasion, could this be throat cancer for this long without getting worse?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Not likely, but

Since cancer worries are so hard to shake without facts - ask a dr to examine you and test if there is reason.
Throat clearing can become a behavioral habit and that can maintain just enough irritation to perpetuate it even more strongly. A cbt therapist might help with the habit breaking. But do get a reassurance from a doctor so it stops gnawing on your mind. Best!

In brief: Not likely, but

Since cancer worries are so hard to shake without facts - ask a dr to examine you and test if there is reason.
Throat clearing can become a behavioral habit and that can maintain just enough irritation to perpetuate it even more strongly. A cbt therapist might help with the habit breaking. But do get a reassurance from a doctor so it stops gnawing on your mind. Best!
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