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15 years old, suffering from throat cancer

hello, i am 15 years old and i m wondering if i have throat cancer . i have only smoked about 12 cigarettes. about 1 or 2 a week. when i cough, it hurts my throat and just starting today, my right ear has been hurting a little (on the inside of course. and i have had a history of ear infections) i sound like im losing my voice at the beginning and end of every sentence. it feels like there is a ball of spit/mucus deep down my throat that i can not seem to swallow/cough out. i am often feeling uneasy in my stomach and lightheaded if that has anything to do with it. is this throat cancer?
Sat, 7 May 2011
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Hi,
you have got throat infection and due to infection and due to this infection there is enlargement and pain in lymph node below the ear.
you require an antibiotic course and you will become alright.
Do not worry about cancer,it is not.
Losing of voice is feeling common in throat infection.
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