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Spots on throat. Throat cancer?

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Old 04-20-2003, 06:11 PM   #1
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Post Spots on throat. Throat cancer?

I have a few spots on throat and have had them for 4 months. I have been back to the doctors numerous times who tells me its pharigitus and it will go in time. I have even seen other GPs who tell me the same.

But I am still worried. can doctors tell the difference easily?

I have tried mouthwashes, antibiotics still they don't go. I am 18 years old and drink spirits.

Could the doctors be wrong and could it instead be throat cancer?

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Old 04-21-2003, 05:25 PM   #2
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It is HIGHLY unlikely that you have throat cancer! You are only 18 and it usually occurs in people over 45. Also the greatest contributor to throat cancer is smoking. You have been to the Dr. and had it checked, I would not worry. A biopsy of a spot or two would put your mind at rest if they don't go away.

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