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Throat cancer and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   I have a question about throat cancer. I have been experiencing a "lump" like sensation in my throat the last week and half but when I went to the doctor they said everything to the eye is normal looking. They referred me to a throat specialist. I am waiting for that appointment but I am wondering, I am experiencing no other symptoms that i read online are signs of throat cancer. Is this a possibility still??
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   I'm worried sick, i'm 23 i smoked ciggs when I was younger but now its just an ocassional hit when I'm drinking. I do drink on the weekends or at least weekly with friends, but I dont have beers every night or go out all the time
Doctor :   there are numerous reasons for throat discomfort other than cancer
User :   I guess I mean is it a possibility with just the lump sensation or would I need to be experiencing other symptoms
Doctor :   yes, cancer will be often suspected due its secondary effects
Doctor :   like weight loss, voice abnormalities, bleeding, etc
Doctor :   do not think over it more
User :   ok. But since i'm not experiencing any of those things, is it a good chance its something else
Doctor :   i think you are just being more anxious
Doctor :   yes, it could be something else
User :   well thanks you
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   bye for now
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