13 doctors weighed in:
What might be symptoms of throat or esophageal cancer?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Swallowing problems
There may be a feeling of lump in the throat, difficulty swallowing, regurgitation of food, weight loss, fatigue, anemia.

In brief: Swallowing problems
There may be a feeling of lump in the throat, difficulty swallowing, regurgitation of food, weight loss, fatigue, anemia.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree
In brief: Swallowing
Generally difficulty swallowing or "dysphagia".
That can be dysphagia to solids or liquids. If this occurs, then contact your primary care provider, as you may need an esophagram and/or an endoscopy.

In brief: Swallowing
Generally difficulty swallowing or "dysphagia".
That can be dysphagia to solids or liquids. If this occurs, then contact your primary care provider, as you may need an esophagram and/or an endoscopy.
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Esophagus causes
Pain or difficulty swallowing, food gets stuck.
Esophageal spasms can do this transiently, and both scaringly and painfully!oropharynx/larynx can cause voice problems, breathing problems, and trouble swallowing, soemtimes pain goes to the ear. Smoking and alcohol are associated, and now that hpv is found, oral sex is postulated as a cause, another reason for vaccines against hpv for all.

In brief: Esophagus causes
Pain or difficulty swallowing, food gets stuck.
Esophageal spasms can do this transiently, and both scaringly and painfully!oropharynx/larynx can cause voice problems, breathing problems, and trouble swallowing, soemtimes pain goes to the ear. Smoking and alcohol are associated, and now that hpv is found, oral sex is postulated as a cause, another reason for vaccines against hpv for all.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hoarseness,etc.
Hoarseness and progressive dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), and weight loss are very prominent symptoms of esophageal cancer.
Hoarseness is also seen in many throat cancers, and is due in both cases to laryngeal nerve palsy. Unilateral serous otitis media, nasal obstruction, or epistaxis (nosebleed) are seen in nasopharynx lesions.

In brief: Hoarseness,etc.
Hoarseness and progressive dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), and weight loss are very prominent symptoms of esophageal cancer.
Hoarseness is also seen in many throat cancers, and is due in both cases to laryngeal nerve palsy. Unilateral serous otitis media, nasal obstruction, or epistaxis (nosebleed) are seen in nasopharynx lesions.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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