It is the nature of our anxiety disorder and what we refer to as Stinkin Thinkin. You most likely are right, you have a nasty sore throat and your lymph nodes are swollen from the infection. Do you still have your tonsils? You might want to just make an appointment at the clinic to have your throat checked and maybe a throat cuture done.Please try to let go of the fear of cancer as we end up on the merry-go-round of the what ifs? Stay in the moment and get that throat looked at.