Imagine this, you have an important presentation to make at work in the morning, but the previous night, all of a sudden, your throat starts to hurt and you are unable to speak without experiencing pain!
No amount of hot water, salt water gargling, etc., can help soothe your sore throat by morning! If you too have been in a similar situation, then you will surely know how much of a hassle it can be!
We all know and accept the fact that, as humans, we are prone to being affected by diseases at some point in our lives and more often than not, diseases affect people multiple times in their lifetimes.
No matter how hard we try to maintain good health, by following healthy lifestyle habits, certain diseases are still inevitable.
For example, you may have heard of a few people, who maintained fairly balanced diets, exercised regularly and had no vices like smoking, drinking, etc., still being affected by deadly diseases like cancer!
So, we know that diseases, be it major or minor, can affect people at any time, regardless of the age and gender parameters.
While certain diseases are physiological, the others can be psychological; similarly, there are a few diseases which affect men, women and children specifically.
For example, only women can suffer from breast cancer and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), while only men can be affected by prostate cancer.
Now, most of us would have suffered from a sore throat at least a couple of times, usually when we are affected by flu, right?
Sore throat occurs when the tissues in the throat are infected and inflamed by bacteria or infection.
A recent research study has suggested that if you are affected by persistent sore throat, with no apparent cause, it could be a cause of a type of cancer.
Find out which type of cancer and why that happens, below.
Link Between Constant Sore Throat & Cancer
The minute you hear the word 'cancer', hundreds of scary thoughts run through our minds, right?
That is because we know that cancer is a deadly disease, with symptoms which are devastating; and this disease often leads to fatal consequences.
Cancer is a disease in which there is an abnormal multiplication of cells in the body, causing cancerous tumours. These tumours eventually grow in size and start to destroy the tissues and organs, eventually causing organ failure.
If the cancerous tumours are located in places where they cannot be operated, treatment can become extremely difficult.
Some of the common types of cancers are breast cancer, colon cancer, brain tumour, prostate cancer, etc. Cancer can affect any part of your body, including a few unexpected ones!
Now, a recent research study has found that if you have been experiencing sore throat on a regular basis, without any other flu-like symptoms such as cold or cough, you must get checked for tonsil cancer!
Tonsils is a pair of soft tissues found at the back of the throat. When cancerous cells start to grow on the tonsils, it could lead to constant sore throat, which many people mistake for a regular cold or allergy-related sore throat.
So, they fail to get diagnosed in time, leading to fatal consequences.
In conclusion, one must never ignore a persistent sore throat and must get tested for tonsil cancer.