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    Old 10-07-2014, 08:22 AM   #1
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    Terrified I have throat cancer

    I'm a 34 male who takes regular exercise, is asthmatic, smokes 10 a day and drinks regularly.
    I'm terrified I have throat cancer.

    I've felt like I had something in my throat for months, but have tried to forget about it. Then breathing became difficult for a couple of weeks and the realisation that I may have throat cancer hit me.

    I've been having regular nose bleeds, but have not been coughing up blood or coughing much more than I should.

    I went to the doctors, he said my lungs were fine and prescribed me antibiotics for my throat.

    Nothing seems to be happening, is there a chance I have throat cancer? - this has made me quit smoking for good.

    Does this sound like throat cancer, and with my age and lifestyle how probable could it be?


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    Old 12-08-2014, 08:16 AM   #2
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    Re: Terrified I have throat cancer

    stop smoking forever and watch how much you drink.
    Someone close to me died of throat cancer and believe me it is not worth it.
    I doubt you have got it, it usually happens after years and years of smoking,drinking and eating a substandard diet. If you really want to be checked out then a CT scan is the only real way I think, so talk to your doctor. Good luck.

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