Throat Cancer

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Throat cancers may not cause any symptoms if they are very small and have not spread at the time of diagnosis. Sometimes, an area of irritation or discoloration on the lining issues of the throat is the only sign of an abnormality. Depending upon the extent of spread of the cancer, other symptoms can include swelling of nearby tissues, enlarged lymph nodes, trouble breathing, difficulty speaking, neck or throat pain, ear pain, painful swallowing, and headache. Pain or ringing in the ears may occur in some cases. Bleeding can occur from some throat cancers.

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United States. National Cancer Institute. "Throat (Laryngeal and Pharyngeal) Cancer." <>.

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Throat Cancer Symptoms and Signs
  • Bleeding From a Sore in the Throat
  • Cough
  • Ear Pain
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Headache
  • Hoarseness
  • Lump or Mass in the Throat
  • Neck Pain
  • Painful Swallowing
  • Red Patches on the Lining of the Throat
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Sore Throat
  • Swelling
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Trouble Speaking
  • White Patches on the Lining of the Throat
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