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Throat feels sore and swollen, sometimes sound horse. Could this be throat cancer ?

I HAD A COLD AND THAT HAS WENT AWAY BUT I HAVE BEEN LEFT WITH THIS FEELING IN MY THROAT AND I HAVE TO CLEAR IT AT LEAST 40 TIMES A DAY. BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS MY THROAT FEELS SORE AND SWOLLEN AND I SOMETIMES SOUND HORSE. THIS HAS BEEN FOR ABOUT THREE WEEKS. COULD THIS BE THROAT CANCER . WHEN I WAS SICK WITH A COLD I WAS PUT ON AN ANTIBIOTIC FOR TWO WEEKS.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Apr 2011
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Repeated clearing of throat often causes an inflammatory reaction and a foreign body sensation while swallowing. If you are clearing throat so frequently that means you have a postnasal drip , which often occurs after a severe bout of upper respiratory infection not adequately treated.The hoarseness may be also a result of repeated clearing of throat/ excessive gargling/or subsequent laryngitis. The best course of action for you would be an ENT specialist checkup.Hope you get better soon.
Answered: Sat, 2 Apr 2011
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