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Lumpy feeling in the middle of throat, blood in mucus when coughed up. How to check for cancer ?

I ve had a lump feeling in the middle of my throat for over 5 months now. Its as if it is a giant mucous ball. I feel as if I always have to cough it up. Every day. And I do. Or I can t talk or breathe correctly. At least once a week sometimes more, bright red blood is in my mucous. And not after I have been coughing a lot or anything. Like sometimes it s first thing in the morning. It s not a ton, but it s there. I can always taste blood in my mouth or throat. I have been to the hospital and doctor and ENT for numerous things lately, & have mentioned this to them all. For the bleeding do thy need I scope my throat? If its cancer how would I fin out? Would blood tests show any kind of cancer indication as in if u have it anywhere in the body? Or do I need an ultrasound of my throat? I had my tonsils out about 6 months ago too but ENT said it shouldn t be from that. Also was tests for sleep apnea one week ago, do not have it.
Asked On : Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response

Welcome in H.C.M.

I have gone through your query regarding blood in sputum along with feeling of some obstruction in throat, which gives you difficulty in speaking and some times in swallowing.

Your history favors for some local pathology in throat this may be confirmed by Direct Laryngoscopy and if any lesion is there than that should be investigated further by taking biopsy.

Here I would like to tell you don't think only for cancer because there are other possibilities also as - Tuberculosis of larynx, Acute pharyngitis etc.

Wishing for speedy recovery.

Answered: Sat, 26 Oct 2013
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