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What are the symptoms of having throat cancer? Do you have to have a lump-in-the-throat feeling?
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Ulcers, hoarseness.
There are some key symptoms.
Oral/mouth cancers can have nonhealing ulcers that can be painful. Oropharyngeal lesions can have sore throat, otalgia. Laryngeal cancers can have hoarseness as an early sign. A lump/mass may also be a sign, but it may be something else. One must note that these cancers are in people over 50 and those who use a lot of alcohol and tobacco, including smokeless.

In brief: Ulcers, hoarseness.
There are some key symptoms.
Oral/mouth cancers can have nonhealing ulcers that can be painful. Oropharyngeal lesions can have sore throat, otalgia. Laryngeal cancers can have hoarseness as an early sign. A lump/mass may also be a sign, but it may be something else. One must note that these cancers are in people over 50 and those who use a lot of alcohol and tobacco, including smokeless.
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Thraoat cancer
Hoarse voice, difficulty &/or pain with swallowing.
Chocking sensation on neck if mass is large enough. Get examined by pcp, and ENT physicians. Not all lumps are cancer. Do you smoke? See doctor.

In brief: Thraoat cancer
Hoarse voice, difficulty &/or pain with swallowing.
Chocking sensation on neck if mass is large enough. Get examined by pcp, and ENT physicians. Not all lumps are cancer. Do you smoke? See doctor.
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