Our expert says:
You could just have tonsillitis or a viral upper respiratory tract infection in which case your symptoms will get better with time. If your symptoms persist for a few weeks, then you do need to consult your GP.
If you have had symptoms for more than a few weeks, are a smoker, have had any loss of weight, neck glands that persist or earache, you should see an ENT surgeon even although throat cancer is unusual at this age.
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