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How do doctors go abou detecting throat cancer?
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In brief: Start with an exam
First, the primary care provider, will listen to the patient's symptoms and perform a throat examination.
If necessary, the pcp will refer the patient to a otolaryngologist for a more comprehensive exam. If a lesion is seen in the throat, a biopsy may be necessary to evaluate for cancer or other causes of visible abnormalities.

In brief: Start with an exam
First, the primary care provider, will listen to the patient's symptoms and perform a throat examination.
If necessary, the pcp will refer the patient to a otolaryngologist for a more comprehensive exam. If a lesion is seen in the throat, a biopsy may be necessary to evaluate for cancer or other causes of visible abnormalities.
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