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Back to the throat cancer panic again PLEASE HELP!
« on: June 21, 2014, 11:51:11 AM »
Ok, so yes i smoke. Been trying to cut down and quit...I'm working on it. Anyway...for the last week (maybe more) I've had a pretty moderate sore throat. It's scratchy, achy and stinging.....it also radiates up to my ears sometimes. The allergies are HORRIBLE up in new england here in usa.

But i'm sooo scared its throat thing. I'm on 2 antihistamines and nose spray for allergies. all my other allergy ailments are better..except for my throat and ears....

AND OF COURSE I HAD TO GOOGLE!!! now i see that ear pain and throat can equal that.. please help!
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Re: Back to the throat cancer panic again PLEASE HELP!
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2014, 12:21:36 PM »
I'm not an expert but I think everything you are feeling is allergy related.  Allergies cause all sorts of issues and what you have described sounds like it to a tee!

It takes a while, too, for allergy symptoms to go away.  The medications will mask the symptoms but they will come back after it wears off.

Stop Googling....that will only drive your anxiety up more.  (I need to take my own advice..haha) 

I really think you're fine. :)
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Re: Back to the throat cancer panic again PLEASE HELP!
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2014, 12:30:34 PM »
.Cancer is the the least likely cause of chronic sore throat. I have bouts with chronic sore throat, and it's caused by post nasal drip.
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Re: Back to the throat cancer panic again PLEASE HELP!
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2014, 04:44:56 PM »
I know..im trying to think of rational things like allergies, post nasal drip etc. But alot of the time...its ONLY on the left side...going from ONE sore spot of my throat and goes to my ear. Can anyone help explain that to me and tell me what you think?
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Re: Back to the throat cancer panic again PLEASE HELP!
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2014, 05:42:49 PM »
Omg of course I'm still googling ....i read that throat cancer even if caught early has only about a 5year survival rate. It also said that with throat pain...comes with neck and ear pain and I have that alot today...and its ONLY on one side!!!!! I doubt its virus /allergy related. Maybe muscle relates?
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Re: Back to the throat cancer panic again PLEASE HELP!
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2014, 06:34:24 AM »
Are you a man, late 50s at the very youngest, heavy drinker and/or smoker?  If all of these don't apply to you, the odds of you having throat cancer are on par with the odds of your throat being full of bees. 
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Re: Back to the throat cancer panic again PLEASE HELP!
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2014, 06:43:12 AM »
No....im female, 33, no drinking at all but I do smoke  :fragend005:
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Re: Back to the throat cancer panic again PLEASE HELP!
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2014, 06:44:26 AM »
Its just the one sided thing that freaks me out. And the duration of these symptoms. Its like one spot of the pain like the size of a pea maybe. And it radiates up to my ear
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Re: Back to the throat cancer panic again PLEASE HELP!
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2014, 06:58:45 AM »
You definitely don't have to worry about throat cancer at that age.  Being female and a nondrinker also work strongly in your favor.  If you smoke heavily for another 33 years you may be in some trouble, but as you are now, you're fine. 

If it's one-sided it could be a canker sore, an infected sinus, an infected tonsil, or any number of things.  It's very, very unlikely to be cancer.

For the record, though, my dad (a male, heavy smoker/drinker for decades, in his 60s at time of diagnosis) had throat cancer.  You're not describing anything resembling his symptoms.
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Re: Back to the throat cancer panic again PLEASE HELP!
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2014, 08:44:41 AM »
Thank you for your kind words and reassurance...i think if its still there in a couple of days ill make an appt with my Ent just to make sure its nothing and ease my mind. Anyone else have input?

again--- for a week and a half....one sided throat pain. One particular spot the size of a pea is the most noticeable. It radiates up to my ear. I smoke and don't drink at all. Very scared.
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Re: Back to the throat cancer panic again PLEASE HELP!
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2014, 06:48:06 PM »
??anyone?? I'm calling my Ent tomorrow ...im freaking out
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Re: Back to the throat cancer panic again PLEASE HELP!
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2014, 07:38:34 PM »
Its just the one sided thing that freaks me out. And the duration of these symptoms. Its like one spot of the pain like the size of a pea maybe. And it radiates up to my ear

Ive had this before. It went away when I stopped freaking out. Ive had a clean laryngoscopy. Twice. I can also get one sided sore throats when I poke the tonsil on the opposite side of the throat im getting pain in.
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Re: Back to the throat cancer panic again PLEASE HELP!
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2014, 07:00:51 AM »
Thanks...at least some has a little bit of sympathy for what I'm going thru lol. Today its better, but I want to stop thinking about it. Question....if it was cancer... It wouldn't come and go right? And in proven 800 wouldn't help relieve the symptoms right?
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