If you are an adult with an unexplained ear ache lasting longer than 2 weeks, please schedule an evaluation with an ear nose and throat specialist.  Cancers in the back of the throat can easily be hidden behind the palate, tonsils or tongue and may not be visible on a routine medical or dental examination.  The middle ear forms is an out pouching from the throat and carries its nerve supply with it.  Therefore, pain in the throat is often described as an earache.

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