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Having pain in throat, breathing problem, cannot swallow. Smoking per pack a day. Throat cancer?

hi i have been smoking a pack per day for 3 years am 20 years old now i have a lot of pain in my throat that comes and goes its been on for 5 days i also have problems breathing when i sleep but like 1 time per day it feels like i cant swallow like only once i dont have blood in my spits no pain in the ears i still have m apetite is that throat cancer am really scared
Asked On : Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Hi Moe.hadla,
Thanks for writing your query.

Smoking has many adverse effects in our body.
It can cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer heart attack, etc.
Throat and oral cancer is more commonly seen with persons chewing tobacco.

You should get yourself examined and investigated by an ENT specialist to rule out any cancer.
Following investigations can be done :-
1. Throat swab culture.
2. Chest X-Ray PA view.
3. Sputum examination.

Smoking can result in breathing problems as it can cause bronchoconstriction- narrowing of the air passage.

You should gradually decrease the number of cigarretes smoked per day.

Medicines, if needed, can be planned according to your clinical examination and reports of the investigations.

I hope this is helpful to yo.
Answered: Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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