If You Have Head Or Neck Cancer

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Symptoms
If you or someone you know is exhibiting symptoms of Head and neck cancer, seek medical attention immediately.

Common symptoms may include:

  • Cough -persistant cough
  • Changes in voice, such as hoarseness or unclear words
  • Difficulty in swallowing, and to some extent in breathing
  • Ear pain
  • A lump or sore in the throat that does not heal
  • Sore throat
  • Weight loss

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5 hours ago ON THIS PAGE: You will find out more about body changes and other things that can signal a problem that may need medical care. Use the menu to see other pages. People with head and neck cancer often experience the following …

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1 hours ago Head and Neck Cancers. Head and neck cancers can have many different names depending on where the cancer starts. For example, cancers that start in the throat (pharynx), can be …

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5 hours ago Cancer is a disease in which cells of the body grow out of control. Cancers of the head and neck include cancers that start in several places in the head and throat, not including brain …

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9 hours ago Most head and neck cancers caused by HPV are in the throat, in the base of the tongue and the tonsils. Most people who have high-risk HPV won’t get cancer. However, …

1. A Lump on the back of Neck, Jaw, or Mouth. A lump in the jaw or mouth is a common sign of head and neck cancer. Lumps can also form in the lips. A lump in the neck may be a sign of thyroid cancer.
2. A Mouth Ulcer. A broken area of skin (ulcer) that will not heal can be a sign of oral cancer. Most people with mouth cancer have this symptom. Back to top.
3. Pain or Weakness in the Face. Pain or discomfort in the face that doesn’t go away is a common symptom of salivary gland cancer and mouth cancer. Back to top.
4. Neck Pain. People with thyroid cancer sometimes notice swelling or small painless lumps called thyroid nodules in the front of the neck. Back to top.
5. Difficulty Moving the Jaw. A head and neck tumor that involves the bones, muscles, or nerves of the jaw can make it difficult to open your mouth. Most people are able to open their mouth about the width of three fingers.
6. Difficulty Swallowing. Head and neck cancer can cause pain or a burning sensation when chewing and swallowing food. You might feel like food is stuck in your throat.
7. Speech Problems. Head and neck cancer can affect your voice. It might sound different. It may be quieter or husky. It may sound as if you have a cold all the time.
8. Ear Pain or Hearing Loss. Ear pain is common with throat cancer. You may experience ringing in the ears. Back to top.
9. Trouble Breathing. Throat cancer can affect breathing. Nasal congestion is a common sign of sinus cancer and other head and neck cancers. Some people may experience nosebleeds.
10. Sore Throat. Pain or discomfort in the throat that doesn’t go away is one of the most common symptoms of throat cancer. Back to top.

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7 hours ago Overview. Head and neck cancers are a broad category of cancers that occur in the head and neck region. Head and neck cancer treatment depends on the type, location …

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1 hours ago Common symptoms of head and neck cancer tumors include: A lump in the nose, neck or throat, with or without pain. A persistent sore throat. Trouble swallowing (dysphagia) …

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2 hours ago The common types of treatments used for head and neck cancer are described below. Your care plan may also include treatment for symptoms and side effects, an important part of cancer

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5 hours ago There are many different types of head and neck cancers, each with its own symptoms. –Voice changes (including hoarseness), difficulty or pain when swallowing, mass …

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5 hours ago How serious is my cancer? If you have head or neck cancer, the doctor will want to find out how far it has spread. This is called staging. You may have heard other people say that their …

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5 hours ago Head and neck cancer is a group of cancers that starts in or near your throat, voice box, nose, sinuses, or mouth. Usually, it begins in the cells that line the surfaces of these body parts.

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5 hours ago The human papillomaviruses or HPVs are a group of more than 150 related viruses. The most common types are found on the skin and appear as warts seen on the hand. More than 40 of …

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3 hours ago Head and neck cancer can be hard to diagnose, because symptoms are often mild and can mimic less serious conditions such as a cold or sore throat. These symptoms include: A mouth …

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5 hours ago Vocal cord nodules are lesions that prevent the vocal cords from closing completely. In children, almost all of these masses or lesions are benign (not cancer).The diagnosis of vocal cord …

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the prognosis for head and neck cancer?

“If detected early, head and neck cancer is curable. But, if the cancer spreads to other organs, the likelihood of survival diminishes considerably. Several treatment options are available but selection depends on age, spread of cancer, and location of ...

What are the symptoms of head neck cancer?

  • A lump in your neck,
  • A sore in your mouth that doesn’t heal or that increases in size,
  • Persistent pain in your mouth,
  • Lumps or white or red patches inside your mouth,
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing or moving your tongue,
  • Soreness in your throat or feeling that something is caught in your throat,
  • Changes in your voice (hoarseness)

What is the sign of neck cancer?

The NHS notes there are usually no signs or symptoms in the early stages, and symptoms of lung cancer develop as the condition progresses ... Some people may also notice swelling of their face or neck, or persistent chest or shoulder pain.

What are the types of neck cancer?

Types of head and neck cancer

  • Laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer. The larynx is commonly called the voice box. ...
  • Nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer. The nasal cavity is the space just behind the nose where air passes on its way to the throat. ...
  • Nasopharyngeal cancer. ...
  • Oral and oropharyngeal cancer. ...
  • Salivary gland cancer. ...

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