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Does recurring sore throat and ear ache indicate throat cancer?

I have been having a recurring sore throat and ear ache for 6 months now. It feels like there is something inside my throat on the left side. I am young so my doctor keeps treating it as a cold or virus. It seems like more. How would I get tested for possible throat cancer?
Mon, 17 Jun 2019
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Hello,

Sore throat is not at all a sign of throat cancer. Most probably it will be pharyngitis. As of now, you can do warm saline gargles for symptomatic relief.

Consult an ent specialist and get evaluated.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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