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    What causes chronic sore throat and constant phlegm in the throat?

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Posted on Tue, 8 Aug 2017 in Cancer
Question: Hi

Am slightly concerned about increasing cases of cancer. If i need to do cancer related tests - which one should i go for ? Is there some basic set of tests?
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hello dear. At your age, there is none

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through the query. So at your age we do not advise any screening tests. After the age of 50 yrs, once in 5 years colonoscopy is indicated.
Donot smoke, moderate alcohol, fresh fruits and vegetables regular exercises are all those you need to follow and avoid cancer.
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 8 hours later
Thanks Doctor Sundriyal

Quick follow up question. I have a throat which has been having phlegm since 8-9 months now without any pause. The ENT doctor had seen it cursorily (without any diagnostics) some 5 months ago and didn't feel anything was malign. However, the continuous presence of this irritated throat since 8-9 months is a slight concern. Cough and cold happens lets say once in 4 months. Slightly worried about this particular state of throat since last 8-9 months and wanted to know if this could be any cancer related symptom

And yes- i don't smoke, I have very less alcohol. I am a complete vegetarian (need to increase intake of fruits) :-)
Regarding exercise, that's next on my priority list

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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hello. You may require evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Hello. So chronic cough oe irritation without any risk factor dsnt look like a reason for worry. However, a clinical examination and a laryngoscopy if required will suffice. I hope you donot have any voice change or any lump.
Thanks and regards
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