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What Does Throat Cancer Feel Like
The throat is a complicated area and is divided into several different areas including the vocal cords, the larynx, the glottis and supra-glottic areas. The cancers in these areas are usually of the squamous cell variety. The distinctions are important as they help to determine the ...Read more
Yes and depends: Tonsil, tongue, supraglottic larynx, larynx, pharyngeal wall, pyriform sinus, etc are all sites often bundled together unfortunately into "throat" cancer. "sore throat" symptoms can overlap anatomical sites. Different sites can have different issues. Difficulties in taste, dentition, chewing, w/ food types (solid, acidic, spicy, carbonated), reflux, ear pain, change in smell/taste can be seen. ...Read more
Depends: Tonsil, tongue, supraglottic larynx, larynx, pharyngeal wall, pyriform sinus, etc are all sites often bundled together unfortunately into "throat" cancer. Different sites can have different issues. Difficulties in taste, dentition, chewing, w/ food types (solid, acidic, spicy, carbonated), reflux, ear pain, change in smell/taste can be seen. ...Read more
Well it feels like i do have throat cancer from starting smokin in january n stoping 3weeks ago could it just be the nictone withdrawls?
36 years old difficulty sawllowing. Feels like something in throat all the time. No problem eating / drinking. No noted throat cancer or pulps in family history, alcholics in family, drink on weekends every weekend light beer, not a lot. Noticed difficult
See your doctor: Difficulty swallowing is always a serious symptom of something obstructing the pharynx or esophagus or stomach. It is not likely that social use of alcohol plays any role and i would be more interested in your smoking history. Your doctor needs to examine your mouth and throat, and may need to do a barium swallow x-ray or have an ENT doctor take a look down there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you develop throat cancer from bad ulser in my mouth . I have had this for about 6 weeks and feels like lump ?
I have a sore throat,feels like something is stuck in there and shortness of breath. I'm scared I have throat cancer. ?
May have pathology: The opening of the wind pipe, the larynx with its vocal cords sits just in front of the swallowing tube or cervical esophagus. When there are swallowing problems and shortness of breath, the problem has to be connected i.e. pathology on epiglottis, or problem just above cords in supralaryngeal region. Laryngoscospy needed and followed with bx is pathology noted. ...Read more
3months feels like something stuck in throat no other symptoms is this a common sign of mouth or throat cancer? Smoker. Neg CT scan of soft tiss neck
Many possibilities: That symptom is very common and could be associated with many things. It appears that you don't have an enlarged thyroid gland or other mass because of the ct, making cancer unlikely. It can be related to acid reflux(gerd) and laryngopharyngeal reflux(lpr). Some people require mo's of twice daily reflux meds to help. Another issue can be muscle tension dysphonia, so see an ent/laryngologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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