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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have been chewing tobacco once a day for about four years. ive noticed that my throat feels like right now not like a sore throat but a weird tingling at the top of my throat. im very scared that i could be in the beginning stages of throat cancer. Is this possible?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr cccc here
User :   hello
Doctor :   Let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   20
Doctor :   How many times in a day are you having tobacco?
User :   once a day usually
Doctor :   Are you having any other symptom other than this tingling?
User :   not that i know of
Doctor :   Do you have any cold, cough symptom or recently you suffered from it?I
User :   no
Doctor :   It seems like due to tobacco only.
User :   thats what it seems like
Doctor :   Immediately stop having it.
User :   i quit today..but is there any chance of this being a early symptom of throat cancer
Doctor :   Do you have any problem in swallowing or during food intake?
User :   it kind of feels like there is a lump at the top of my throat but i do not have problems swallowing
Doctor :   Since when are you having this lump? Has it increased in size?What is the consistency ?
User :   just tonight but it does not feel like a growth just a large mucus build up but i do not have a cold
Doctor :   I will recommend you to get it examined soon for confirming the growth and also you may require some investigations.
User :   investigations?
Doctor :   Like Blood tests and also if swelling is there then Biopsy of it.
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
User :   ok and if it goes away tomorow should i still get it looked at
Doctor :   Yes do get it examined once for the tingling sensation present there.
User :   okay
Doctor :   All the best
Doctor :   Thanks for consukting me
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