Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

182 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What are the symptoms of throat cancer?

Answered by
Dr. Ronald Schubert

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :1984

Answered : 2407 Questions

Posted on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: i have a sore throat that has lasted four days, I chewed tobacco for 25 yrs and quit 6yrs ago. I have had HPV symptoms. I'm worried about throat cancer. When should I see a doctor?
Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert 52 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not wait

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for contacting HCM with your healthcare concerns

You have had a sore throat for 4 days and you are concerned that this maybe a sign of throat cancer. You do have high risk behavior for throat cancer and it would be a good idea for you to be screened for throat cancer. Though you current symptoms of throat pain is not the usual initial symptoms of throat cancer. More then likely you have post nasal drip or a upper respiratory infection. I would recommend that you be seen and have your throat looked at by your medical provider. Your provider can best check and direct you to specialist who screens for ENT cancers

While you are waiting I recommend throat gargles with warm salt water, robitussin expectorant and if needed antihistamine.

I hope this answers your question. Please contact us again if you have any additional questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Robitussin

doctor1 MD

My daughter, 7 yrs, had a fever that got up to 104.4 on Monday night which we brought down to 101.0 2 times that night. On Tuesday night was 100.0 - 102.0. Today the fever was between 97.1 and is now 102.1. This started with a sore throat and is now a persistant cough and a lot of mucus-blowing nose a lot. She only wants to eat fruit and had some noodle soup and crackers. Her appetite is little. I'm giving her Motrin and Tylenol for fever and Robitussin Cough medicine.

I'm becoming very concerned and want to know if I should take her into an urgent care facility now or just try to keep her temp. down tonight and take her into the doctors tomorrow. It's been now 3 days of temps. that worries me.

doctor1 MD

I have had a cough for over a week, now on my left side at my ribs I have some discomfort but when I woke up this morning I had sharp pains there so I went to the family doctor and got a z pac and some robitussin. When I came home I fell asleep on couch for no more than 15 minutes and I had more pain in my ribs that made me feel like I was gonna pass out so I went to the E.R. and got an xray that showed my ribs were not cracked and I had no pneumonia which is good I guess, but im scared to go back to sleep because I know the pain will be back. What is wrong with me?

doctor1 MD

Took Prednisone & Azithromycin in early November for acute bronchitis . X-ray to r/o pneumonia vs bronchitis. NP couldn't hear breath sounds in right lung base. Was difficult to take deep breaths at the time. Advised chest CT - area of diffusion...

doctor1 MD

I was diagnosed with strep throat a little over a week ago, and was given amoxicillan. Mythroat is better but I also have a cough . Will amoxicillan work?

doctor1 MD

I am presently taking Xarelto 20mg and Metoprolol for a heart condition. Caught a very bad cold and would like to take Advil Cold & Sinus with Ibuprofen 200mg, pain reliever NSAID Pseudoephedrine HCI 30mg and nasal decongestant. Also Robitussin...

doctor1 MD

i have weezing in my chest [bad] i have a cold and have had high fevers the fever has let up and now the wheezing took its place i cough but mostly when i have a lack of breath. im taking robitussin chest congestion 4 tsp-4hrs 1st dose. is this ok or should i still need to worry

doctor1 MD

Went to the doctor today for chest pain when coughing, sinus drainage and headache. Doctor prescribed a z pac and robitussin. I just took my first dose of the z pack. My resting pusle rate is between 116 and 124. Would this be normal with the cough and sinus problems I'm having?