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What is the treatment for throat cancer?

Dear Doctor, i am an 18 year old female. I do not smoke ciggaretts, however i occasionally smoke black and mild cigars.i smoked my first one back in november ( about 4 months ago) but i didnt smoke them a lot until a couple of months ago. not every day. maybe 2-5 a week. and not every week. i do inhale them though. ive recently decided im not going to smoke them any more because im terrified i have developed throat cancer. ive had a very sore throat the past few days. and ive been getting headaches. my neck is very stiff and sore. my glands are swollen. i went to the doctor and she said i possibly have a sinus infection and put me on an antibiotic, im hoping this is what i have. my good friend also has mono, she said i could possibly have that, but it is too early to tell. what i am wondering is since i do not smoke very often, is it possible i have throat cancer? or another type of cancer?

Mon, 4 May 2015
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Hi, dear
I have gone through your question.
I can understand your concern.
You may have some upper respiratory tract infection with enlarged lymphnode.

At your aga throat cancer is very rare. You have history of smoking but with this short history of smoking it will not cause cancer.

You should take a course of antibiotics like azithromycin or amoxiclav. Don't worry about cancer. Just be relaxed.

Consult your doctor and take treatment accordingly.
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What is the treatment for throat cancer?

Hi, dear I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. You may have some upper respiratory tract infection with enlarged lymphnode. At your aga throat cancer is very rare. You have history of smoking but with this short history of smoking it will not cause cancer. You should take a course of antibiotics like azithromycin or amoxiclav. Don t worry about cancer. Just be relaxed. Consult your doctor and 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.