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Is mass in throat sign of cancer?

Hi please have these symptoms i dont if you can possibly tell what the problem cpuld be .it startted about 3 weeks ago with a feeling of something stuck in throat,followed by some kind of movement in my head which later started giving me headache, mild strain in my neck,mild neasea.i have been to the hospital and given antibiotics but there was no improvement and later took an x ray which shows there is a kind of mass my throat but whether its malignant not sure yet.so i will like to know between the mass in the throat and the remaining symptoms is there any link?could the mass be cancer?what can i do?could all these be life threatening?
Mon, 25 May 2015
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Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
In my opinion, you should get done ultrasound examination of throat to rule out mass.
Ultrasound is the first investigation to be done in suspected throat mass. It will give you exact idea about density and content of the mass.
CT scan is also good investigation for throat mass.
It will give you more idea about etiology.
For confirmation of cause fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is needed.
So better to consult doctor and discuss all these for the diagnosis of mass in throat.
Hope I have solved your query. Wish you good health.
Thanks.
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