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Smoking addiction, granular pharyngitis, could feel and touch the granules in throat. Throat cancer?

Hi my name is shreyas I have been a smoker for 8 years . I occasionally get heart burns and sincw past one year I am havin this granular sensation in my throat . I was told I have granular pharynigits . Now all of a sudden yesterday I felt like a small granule in tge back of my throat I passed my finge and I could feel it. Once I touhed it . I could feel it even more. Next day when I get up I dont feel it anymore. Could it be cancer of the throat. Please suggest what I should do.
Asked On : Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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Addiction Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi Shreyas,

I do not think that the granules that you have described were cancerous, but please remember that if you continue to smoke, you do have a higher risk of developing cancer. So consider quitting smoking for good. Regarding the granules, continue with antibiotics if your doctor has prescribed them. Also gargle two to three times a day with warm saline water. You should be fine in a few days.

Best wishes.
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