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.
What is the first sign of throat cancer?
Signs and symptoms of throat cancer may include: A cough. Changes in your voice, such as hoarseness or not speaking clearly. Difficulty swallowing.
What throat cancer feels like?
In addition to a lump, swelling or thickness in the neck, some other warning signs and symptoms of throat cancer include: Swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) A feeling that food has become lodged in the throat. Hoarseness and other vocal changes.
How can you detect 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.
Does pain from throat cancer come and go?
Symptoms may also come and go. Persistent doesn’t always mean constant. For example, you may have a sore throat for a week, and then it goes away for a few days, and then returns.
Can u die from throat cancer?
If diagnosed early, throat cancer has a high survival rate. Throat cancer may not be curable once malignant cells spread to parts of the body beyond the neck and head. However, those diagnosed can continue treatment to prolong their life and slow the progression of the disease.
Who is most at risk for throat cancer?
Other risk factors include:
- Gender. Men are five times more likely to get it than women.
- Age. Most people get diagnosed after 65.
- Race. African-American men are at the biggest risk.
- Chemical exposure. This includes being around asbestos, nickel, and sulfuric acid fumes.