What are the warning signs of throat cancer?

Pain & ulcerations. This isn't' an exhaustive list, but go see your doctor if you have progressive hoarseness or voice changes, throat pain, pain with swallowing, progressive difficulty swallowing foods or liquids, an ulcer which won't heal or one which bleeds, weight loss, a lump in the neck or throat. Smokers and drinkers are at much higher risk, but anyone can get it.
Throat Cancer signs. Hoarseness or a noticeable change in the voice quality are signs of a lesion on the vocal cords. Unexpalined weight loss and fstigue may indicate a mor advanced cancer. Not all such lesions are cancer, however. If you are experiencing any of these signs, consult an ENT specialist and undergo a thorough evaluation.

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What are signs of throat cancer?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

Could you tell me what are early signs of throat cancer?

Depends. Some cancers can be symptomatic early while others are not. Here is a good overview of symptoms for head/neck cancer (aka throat cancer): http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/head-and-neck-cancer. Read more...

Would u know if u had throat cancer? Would a scope see signs of it?

Variable. In voice box, may have hoarseness or cough. If secreting may have mucous, cough, bleeding. Scope should see. Read more...
Throat cancers. Usually present with pain, swallowing or voice change, with or without a lump (node) in the neck. Common in people taht smoke and drink over the age of 50, but increasing with hpv in folks even in their 20's. The "scope" is best done by ENT doc, not the er or gp office. They need to refer you, if necessary, after a history and an exam. Read more...

What are the signs and symptoms of throat cancer?

See below. A hoarse voice, difficulty or pain with swallowing, or swelling in the neck due to involved lymph nodes can all be signs. Read more...

I've had lumps on the back of my throat for over a month, is this a sign of throat cancer?

Need to examine. Cancer is unlikely. What you noticed are likely to be lumps of lymphoid tissue normally present on the back of the throat. If the lumps get bigger to twice the size, become ulcerated, or bleed, see a doctor. Otherwise you may entertain watchful waiting. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...

Is throat cancer curable? What are early signs when you still have a window of a chance?

If caught early. Throat cancer is curable if caught early enough. Unfortunately many patients present at an advanced stage. Symptoms involve the sinuses, ears, throat,and voice box: PERSISTENT: sore throat, laryngitis, earache,sinus congestion, difficulty swallowing,bleeding in mouth, painless ulcers or sores in mouth or numbness. Alcohol in excess and tobacco are major causes. Others: include HPV 16 virus. Read more...

Can regular sore throat be a sign of throat cancer?

No. The pain of throat cancer will sneak up on you over weeks, and it will lack the symmetry of a regular sore throat. More important is to check a bad sore throat for streptococcus and get treated to prevent rheumatic fever. Read more...

I wake up every morning with a dry and sore throat and often choke on water. Is this a sign of throat cancer.

Not really, but. It doesn't sound like any fun. Why don't you have your doctor take a look and go over any medications you are using. Stop smoking if you do so. Read more...
Not my first thought. You may be a mouth-breather at night. Perhaps you have nasal congestion from seasonal allergies. That would be my first thing to address. Maintain your recommended medications for this if it applies. Perhaps you should visit with an allergist or an ENT or your primary care physician to see if you need assistance with nasal congestion. As far as the choking on water, I am not as familiar with that. 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

See below. You are very young age wise to get a smoker's cancer ordianrily it takes at least 20 years. So the thing in your thrat may be an irritation from something you ate or in fact the smoking may cause you to feel this way but it is not cancerc. Read more...
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 more...