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From: Daphne Townsend
Date: 15 Aug 2004
Remote Name: 184.108.40.206
It's always a good idea to get checked if there's something that you think isn't feeling right, but some of you might be worried unnecessarily.
A 'lump in the throat' sensation can be esophageal or laryngeal cancer (the latter isn't likely if you aren't extremely hoarse), but it could also be:
1. GERD/LPR can cause a 'lump' sensation because it causes narrowing of the esophagus, among other things.
2. If you are also hoarse, a nodule or cyst or even swelling on one of your vocal cords could cause the problem, as could muscle tension in your throat.
3. A benign papilloma or polyp could be the culprit.
Definitely get it checked, but don't worry too much until you have a diagnosis! :)