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Suggest treatment for mucus build up in tongue & larynx

I am a 61 male and have a slight difficulty in swallowing but still works fine I swim two miles a week and have a good appetite when I went to see a consultant his registra passed a endescope through my nose and said my nasal passage base of tougne and larynx was clear, but when seen by the consultand he passed a further scope through my nose and found stick mucus build up and asked me to have a barium swallow test. I have been suffering from the build up of mucu for the last two weeks I have to keep clearing my throught the colour is white. I am concerned the I may have cancer or are there a number of possibilities ? Thanks
Wed, 23 Jul 2014
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Hi.
Yes; the buildup of the mucus or what we also called as pooling of the saliva is an indication of a Cancer.
I would advise the following in such a patient::
Direct endoscopy under anesthesia and Biopsy.
CT scan of the whole area to know the extent of the disease.
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