Have lump in throat. Tender to touch. Feel numb, tingling, and crawling. Suffer fever and night sweats. Throat cancer?
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1. Get a USG (Ultrasound) of the Neck and an FNAC (Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology) of the lump done. This will settle the tissue diagnosis.
2. The differential otherwise includes lymph nodes ( especially tuberculosis should be ruled out with your history), salivary glands, thyroid related lumps (including thyroglossal cysts), branchial cysts, lymphomas and so on. Most of these would be benign.
3. Get a videolaryngoscopy and a neck examination done to rule out throat cancer, which would have other symptoms as well.
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1. These tests will suffice.
2. In light of the above symptoms, you must get yourself checked.
3. At the most you may add routine blood tests and sputum (if any) examination to the list.
I hope that I have answered your query. If you have any further questions, I will be available to answer them.
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