Ive had a pain in the side of my throat when I swallow and a cough now for a few months. The pain usually happens when i swallow dry, or drink, not when i eat. Have tried various prescription lozenges, mouthwashes etc and have now been referred to ENT. I had a fibre optic cable thing down which showed nothing abnormal and Im now waiting for an MRI scn. Im incredibly scared it may be cancer. Has anyone had a similar experience?