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Dry, sore throat, slight swelling in lymph nodes due to smoking. Symptoms of throat cancer?

hello, i have been having a little bit of anxiety because of something i have smoked a few times i am 17 i dont smoke anymore i have been having a dry throat and no matter how much i swallow it still feels dry and a little sore throat and slightly swollen nodes i have looked up all kinds of scary things about throat cancer i just want to know what it is without psyching myself out. please help.
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Sore throat and lymphnodes can be due to infection.
Dry throat can also be due to anxiety.
Please take antibiotic like clarithromycin and anti inflammatory drug.
Get an FNAC(Fine needle aspiration cytology) of the lymphnode and confirm the correct diagnosis.
IF you come back with the FNAC reprt,i can clarify further
Wish you good health
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
Forget about having cancer.
It seems that due to smoke, some irritation in the throat and infection giving rise to this problem.
Due to upper respiratory tract infection there might be enlarge lymph nodes.
Quit smoking.
Do warm salt water gargles.
Avoid fried and junk food.
If require go for antibiotic medicine after consulting your doctor.
Ok and bye.
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