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Persistent sore throat after smoking. Could this be cancer ?

Hi I am a 19 year old. I smoked for at most a year. I had breaks in that year. I have stopped for almost a month. Right now i have a sore throat that hasn t gone away. It s been more than 2 weeks already. I also feel my throat being stuffy. Do I have throat cancer?
Asked On : Mon, 6 Jun 2011
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Smoking is known to cause a lot of cancers, including Throat cancer. STOP SMOKING.
Regarding the sensation in the throat it could be pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat lining) because of smoking which reduces immunity and damages the throat and lungs. It needs to be treated by an ENT Specialist after proper examination.
Answered: Mon, 6 Jun 2011
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