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What are the symptoms of throat cancer?

I am a 27 year old female. I have been diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis and Cushing s syndrome. I, also, suffer from severe nerve damage that has caused debilitating pain from my waist down and my entire skin organ. I was on Humaira for 7 months before an abundance of infection occurred and the medication was discontinued. I have smoked for 10 years. With my pain management treatment, excessive smowing (2+ packs per day) has became a lifestyle for me. For about 2 months now, I have suffered from everyou symptom of throat cancer besides there being a lump in my throat. I have an ENT appointment tomorrow for an ear injury and continuous ear pain. Terrified, as my health is already bad, I fear throat cancer is an inevitable truth for my appointment tomorrow. My question: What are the chances of it being visible?
Mon, 30 Nov 2015
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Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. You have ankylosing spondylitis and cushing syndrome. You are taking treatment for that.

Symptoms of throat cancer varies from location and size. Difficulties in swallowing, pain at time of swallowing, anorexia, weight loss, growth are the common symptoms.

Exact diagnosis is made by esophageal biopsy. Generally it is not visible. In later stagd or larger mass is visible.

Consult your doctor and go for examination. If needed go for biopsy. It will give you exact diagnosis. Then you should take treatment accordingly.

Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.
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