Symptoms of Throat Cancer

Written By Ravi Attri on Monday, May 3, 2010 | 10:13 AM

Symptoms of Throat Cancer


Throat cancer usually develops on the mucosal surface of the larynx, pharynx or mouth. The most common symptom of throat cancer is the lump or the nodule in the neck. The symptoms for the thyroid cancer vary depending on the type of the thyroid cancer. The thyroid cancers are rare. The different symptoms observed in the throat cancer are…

The throat cancer usually begins with the nose and later spread to all the part of the body. This starts with a lump or nodule in the base of the neck and spread to the lymph node in the neck. If the lump persisted for more than a week then it must be consulted with a specialist. Though all the lumps are not cancer, the lump in the nose is the first stage for a throat cancer. The lump is the main symptom in the case of the thyroid gland cancer. Though the lumps are not painless, they tend to enlarge and result in the throat cancer.

The next noticeable symptom of throat cancer is the change in the voice. The hoarseness or the change in the voice lasting for more than a week must be consulted with the appropriate physician. The change in the voice must be consulted with an otolaryngologist. An otolaryngologist is a specialist in the field of head and neck who can examine for the possibility of the vocal cord or other type of cancer. The examination can be done without much pain. Not all the voice change cause from the cancer. Although the voice change that persists for more than a week must be consulted with an otolaryngologist.

The next type of symptom causes from the tumors that occurs in the nose, throat and in lungs. The tumors may result in bleeding in regions like nose, throat or in mouth. If the bleeding occurs in mouth saliva and if it occurs frequently, then the physician must be consulted to examine the possible reason for the bleeding.

The next type of the symptom is the swallowing problems that arise due to this type of cancer that occur in throat or the esophagus. This makes the swallowing of any solid food difficult and harmful. Even liquid food may be found difficult to swallow in this condition. This condition will cause the food to stick at one point in the mouth and eventually make it either to go in or come out. If the trouble at swallowing the food persists for more than a week, then a physician must be consulted to diagnose the problem. In general a barium swallow x-ray or an esophagoscopy will be done to examine the causes.

The next type is too with the swallowing problem. When there is a constant pain in the ear while swallowing the food, this maybe the sign for the tumor in the throat. Usually this symptom occurs along with any of the other symptoms of the throat cancer. If it occurs with any lump or pain in the throat, then the seriousness of the problem is high. This type of symptom can be examined by an otolaryngologist.


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