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  1. Originally Answered: How can I tell if I have throat cancer?
    The most common symptoms which can make you suspect you have throat cancer include difficulty swallowing, a sore throat that doesn’t go away, a lump in your neck that is not associated with a recent respiratory infection or persists after an infection is cleared, and weight loss. If you have those symptoms you should see an ENT doctor, or at least your primary doctor. That is particularly important if you have a history of smoking and/or drinking, as those are the most common predisposing factors for throat cancer. But even if you don’t have that history, go get checked anyway. Many “Head and Neck” cancers happen in the absence of a smoking or drinking history, because of a past infection with Papilloma virus.

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