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Have sore throat and noticed grayish patches in throat. Could it be cancer?

my husband has had a sore throat for a few months now,. he has been constantly having the need to spit (and does often) where he didnt use to...his throat has been feeling more sore, and recently he noticed some grayish patches or mucus in the back of his throat. We are worried about cancer . He is and has been a smoker for a long time (he is 45, started when he was 12)
Asked On : Fri, 28 Dec 2012
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Hi phamilton v ! It can be cancerous But at present i am thinking it is diphtheria. He need to smoke less, use mouth wash, and antibiotic like erythromycin tab. It is a comunicative disease spread through breathing, spiting.if complication occur Need to consult a doctor. Get well! Take care. Bye.
Answered: Sat, 29 Dec 2012
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