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Hi there. Are you having trouble swallowing because of pain or a feeling of obstruction?
Are you having nasal discharge, fever or cough?
I would not worry about cancer. People don't just wake up at 27 with cancer in their throat.
But you could have an infection, like strep throat or an early abscess. This can give one ear pain and fever as well.
Or severe acid reflux can cause the throat to get inflammed and injure the vocal cords. This can be treated with acid blockers and reflux precautions.
I would see a doctor right away. Swelling in the airway can lead to respiratory distress. This would need to be managed with steroids and possibly antibiotics. An abscess would need to be drained. Reflux can be treated as well. But first you need to get the right diagnosis. At the ER they can do a CT scan of the throat or call down an ENT specialist to visualize what is going on inside your throat.