Throat cancer is very difficult to be diagnosed, particularly when in the early stage since it does not show any clear symptoms. Furthermore, the signs are commonly confused with problems of the upper respiratory tract. Here you can find the most common symptoms of throat cancer which can help you determine whether your sore throat is caused by a simple cold, or it is something more serious.

 

Symptoms of Throat Cancer

The most common sign of throat cancer is abnormal change in the voice which means that the cancer has developed in the vocal cords. Therefore, if you notice any unusual change in your voice which lasts longer than two weeks, consult your doctor.

Some of the early signs of throat cancer are:

– Sore and dry throat – Change of voice

– Sudden throat and ear pain – Swallowing problems – Breathing difficulty – Swollen lymph glands – A swelling or lump in the throat which can be felt inside the throat – Persistent cough (sometimes accompanied by blood) – Earache– A long-lasting cough, sometimes accompanied by blood – The feeling like something is blocking your throat, or like something is stuck in the throat – Problems with the digestive tract, excess reflux, diarrhea or constipation and unexplained weight loss

Note: Throat cancer symptoms in man can be different from those in women. Therefore, you should regularly visit your doctor for routine checkups.

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Throat cancer is very difficult to be diagnosed, particularly when in the early stage since it does not show any clear symptoms. Furthermore, the signs are commonly confused with problems of the upper respiratory tract. Here you can find the most common symptoms of throat cancer which can help...