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Can you get a sore throat only on the left side with esophagus cancer or would your entire throat hurt?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Sore throat is not a

It is not a common symptom of cancer of the esophagus because, by definition, throat is a part of the pharynx.
...Esophagus begins further down where the boundary of throat finishes. Sore throat can be more severe on one side but it typically involves both sides especially if it is due to viruses like the cold virus. Radiotherapy on one side of the neck can be the cause of a ones sided sore-throat.

In brief: Sore throat is not a

It is not a common symptom of cancer of the esophagus because, by definition, throat is a part of the pharynx.
...Esophagus begins further down where the boundary of throat finishes. Sore throat can be more severe on one side but it typically involves both sides especially if it is due to viruses like the cold virus. Radiotherapy on one side of the neck can be the cause of a ones sided sore-throat.
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