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Sore throat and enlarged nodes for three months after (unusually) smoking cigarettes. (nothing externally visible, no fever, weight loss or sweats)?
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Cancer
Smoking + sore throat for more than 2 weeks + enlarged lymph nodes = cancer until proven otherwise.
You need to see your local ENT asap. The nights sweats/fever would be more likely related to lymphoma (b symptoms) but pt's with lymphoma can be b negative. Bottom line... Get this checked!

In brief: Cancer
Smoking + sore throat for more than 2 weeks + enlarged lymph nodes = cancer until proven otherwise.
You need to see your local ENT asap. The nights sweats/fever would be more likely related to lymphoma (b symptoms) but pt's with lymphoma can be b negative. Bottom line... Get this checked!
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sore throat
This requires a visit with your doctor for an examination to determine the cause of your illness which has lasted 3 months.
It is doubtful that the cigarette smoking had anything to do with it, unless you were sharing cigarettes with others so that an infection could have been passed around.

In brief: Sore throat
This requires a visit with your doctor for an examination to determine the cause of your illness which has lasted 3 months.
It is doubtful that the cigarette smoking had anything to do with it, unless you were sharing cigarettes with others so that an infection could have been passed around.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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