How can you test for throat cancer at home?
In order to diagnose throat cancer, your doctor may recommend:
- Using a scope to get a closer look at your throat. Your doctor may use a special lighted scope (endoscope) to get a close look at your throat during a procedure called endoscopy.
- Removing a tissue sample for testing.
- Imaging tests.
What does throat cancer feel like in the beginning?
In addition to a lump, swelling or thickness in the neck, some other warning signs and symptoms of throat cancer include: A feeling that food has become lodged in the throat. Hoarseness and other vocal changes. Persistent sore throat.
How do you detect throat cancer?
Common signs and symptoms of throat cancer include:
- change in your voice.
- trouble swallowing (dysphagia)
- weight loss.
- sore throat.
- constant need to clear your throat.
- persistent cough (may cough up blood)
- swollen lymph nodes in the neck.
Is throat cancer visible?
The signs and symptoms of throat cancer can be quite variable. The most common symptoms are a persistent sore throat, trouble swallowing, a lump in the neck, a change in voice, or ear pain. Cancer of the throat may be preceded by visible precursor lesions that are not yet malignant.