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The survival and cure rate in cases of early detection of throat cancer are high. Approximately 95 percent of patients can expect a complete cure, but these rates halve in cases of late-stage detection. According to the American Cancer Society, close to 50,000 Americans per year become ill with throat cancer and around 10 percent of them die from it, so early detection is paramount.

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1. A Sore Throat

In the vast majority of cases, a sore throat goes away after you drink hot beverages with honey or take one of the conventional medicines. In a small number of cases, though, the sore throat persistently refuses to heal. This soreness could be one of the more common signs of throat cancer, although it is still much more likely to be a symptom of an unusually severe viral illness or possibly an allergy. However, getting a medical opinion is highly recommended. If the doctors find you clean of cancer, your fears are allayed, and if the feared diagnosis comes true, you benefit from early detection.

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