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Difficulty swallowing, lump on either side of the back of tongue, smoker. Throat cancer ?

Hi my names AAAA and am 24yrs old from ontario.i have been experiencing difficulty swallowing recently and when i looked at the back of my throat i noticed i had a lump on either side of the back of my toungue. I have also been experiencing ridgidity in my muscles when releasing from flexed posture .. I am scared that i may have throat cancer and am very nervouse to be diagnosed.. I am a smoker and realise that this is a huge factor. any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.. Thankyou
Asked On : Thu, 4 Oct 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Hard lump at the back of tongue as well as difficulty in swallowing is due to throat infection.

Usually antibiotics has to be administered in such condition.

Quit smoking.

Gargle frequently with lukewarm saline.

I would advice you to take vitamin becosules .

Take nutritious diet.

Hope this helps.

Answered: Mon, 26 Aug 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Suman Kumar's  Response
these are not symptomps of cancer
but smoking is bad you need to quit
the nodules on the back of tongue sometime enlarged by chronic irritation to some substance and look like that
need to consult the ent doctor to find the cause and treat accordingly
Answered: Mon, 26 Aug 2013
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