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What are early symptoms tonsil cancer

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Ulcers, hoarseness.: Oral cavity cancers present as nonhealing ulcers that can be painful. Hoarseness may be an early sign of laryngeal cancer.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Nonhealing ulcers.: Most patients present at over 50 years of age. Symptoms vary with the primary site. Oral cavity lesions can present with nonhealing ulcers that are p ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Mouth cancer: Any lesion that has not completely resolved after two weeks should be seen by an oral surgeon and evaluated for a biopsy. It's that simple. Also every ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Genetic mutation: A genetic mutation causes cells to grow uncontrollably and to not die off. The mutation can occur from genetic predisposition, but also from an extern ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Hoarseness, etc..: Symptoms vary with the primary site. Oral cavity lesions can present with nonhealing ulcers that are painful. Hoarseness is an early symptom of lary ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Trouble swallowing: It is this complaint which prompts an EGD where a biopsy is done to make the diagnosis.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Usually none: Most often it's picked up by finding red blood cells in the urine. Sometimes, discomfort in the wall of the bladder warns of a tumor breaking down the ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience in Urologic Oncology
See answer: Some patients with early forms of bladder cancer may have irritative symptoms like frequency and urgency of urination. However, bladder cancer does no ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
NONE: That is the reason to go for regular gyn visits. Abdominal symptoms appear in later stages unfortunately for detection of early ovarian cancers ther ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Type: It depends to type of cancer and location.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
May be none: Many early cancers do not have any symptoms and that is why it is important to have screening tests done, e.g., colonoscopy at age 50 for prevention o ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Often "silent": Unfortunately, colon cancers may develop "under the radar" for quite some time before symptoms occur. The earliest sign is usually anemia caused by a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ulcer: Unfortunately there aren't gray early signs. We look for white patches on the tongue, but there are many white areas, so this isn't helpful for the l ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
20 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Depends: Early skin cancer or pre-cancerous lesions are usually detected by a lesion on the skin that doesn't improve over time. Some lesions can be scaly, ulc ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Apatoff
43 years experience in Dentistry
Anything: Cancer can have no symptoms at all or can have areas of soreness and difficulty in performing everyday functions, such as eating, talking, etc. If y ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Ulcers, hoarseness.: Oral cavity cancers present as nonhealing ulcers that can be painful. Hoarseness may be an early sign of laryngeal cancer.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
19 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Many: Hoarseness or changes in voice, cough, persistent sore throat or pain, difficulty breathing or swallowing and ear ache are the most common symptoms.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience in General Practice
Hoarse and others: Throat cancer (usually due to smoking) can cause various sign/symptoms depending on the exact location. If the primary tumor is on or near vocal cords ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Not Many Symptoms: Leukemia does not always cause symptoms, especially at first. When it does cause symptoms, the most common ones include: -feeling very tired and weak ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Early stage: Most common presentation of early stage of breast cancer usually is asymptomatic and mainly the diagnosis is made after an abnormal screening mammogra ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Depends: Depends on the type of cancer, my friend. Very often there are no symptoms until the cancer is advanced so it is very important to focus on prevention ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
27 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Few common ones: Pain, elevated calcium with it's resultant problems, brittle bones in spine needing cementing to minimize chance of compression fracture. Need to con ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Symptoms: The most common presenting complaints in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma are headache and a mass in the neck, due to metastases to lymph gland ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Dysphagia.: Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing is the major symptom of esophageal cancer. At the time of this symptom, patients may have weight loss, chest pain ... Read More
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