If a thousand people who had throat symptoms were to line up at a doctor’s office, most of them would end up getting diagnosed with a benigh cause for their problem.

Most. Not All. Some would be sent on for more tests and ultimately diagnosed with either a serious though non-life-threatening condition, while others would eventually be diagnosed with a life-threatening situation.

Here are some very helpful articles on throat symptoms:

Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.