I have been suffering with a sore throat for about 2 weeks now. It started up suddenly one morning when I woke up and has not stopped. It\’s worse when I wake up and then settles down after a few hours but does not go away fully.
I was a smoker for 20 years and quit just over 3 months ago. I am a bit worried if this is throat cancer because I know I am still high risk given the smoking for such a long time. The sore throat is more of a dull ache than pain and gets a little worse when I swallow. Please advise.