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What are signs of throat cancer?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hoarseness, etc.

Hoarseness, a lump in the throat, throat pain, weight loss, blood in the sputum are possible signs of throat cancer, though these signs may be caused by other problems.

In brief: Hoarseness, etc.

Hoarseness, a lump in the throat, throat pain, weight loss, blood in the sputum are possible signs of throat cancer, though these signs may be caused by other problems.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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 then hoarseness is a symptom. I have had patients with 'back of the tongue' cancer or 'tonsil cancer' and these just caused 'pain' in the area. Also a late finding of 'head/neck cancer' is enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. An ENT md is best to see.

In brief: 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 then hoarseness is a symptom. I have had patients with 'back of the tongue' cancer or 'tonsil cancer' and these just caused 'pain' in the area. Also a late finding of 'head/neck cancer' is enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. An ENT md is best to see.
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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