How can I tell if I have throat cancer?

Obvious lesion. Any mass in the throat needs to be seen. A clear white or red patch that lasts more than 2 weeks or that you just discovered and doesn't hurt needs to be seen. Most worrisome are painless cauliflower-like masses or ulcers. Having a "lump in your throat" when you get emotional isn't cancer. Good luck, and get seen if you are concerned.

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How to tell if I am developing throat cancer?

TOO YOUNG BUT . . . If there are any concerns about changes in your throat, best option is to see an ENT and him decide if a laryngoscopy is indicated. Read more...

How to know you tell if you have throat cancer?

MD. You need to see a doctor, preferably an ENT (although your family doc or dentist may be able to initiate the work up). This is more important if you have history of tobacco use (any form) or alcohol abuse. Live healthy and best to you. Read more...

Can you tell me about the syptoms of throat cancer?

Several. There are any number of symptoms and not all are necessarily present at one time: difficulty or painful swallowing, mass in the throat, neck mass, bleeding from the throat, difficulty breathing (in advanced cases) , ear pain. Read more...

Could you tell me what happens to a person after a diagnosis of throat cancer?

It is treatable. Throat cancer has fairly good treatment. If caught early it is curable. But if it is very advanced and not treated in a timely fashion it can become a much more serious problem and can prove fatal. 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...

I have very bad acid reflux and I have for years. And I can not tell if some of the symptoms I'm having recently is throat cancer or gerd..

GERD or Throat Cance. Need more specific details. If your voice has become "hoarse, " this might point more to a throat problem. Unexplained weight loss would be another worrisome feature. If you have any doubts, consult an ENT specialist to completely evaluate the throat. Read more...
Probably GERD. Because you are only 19 years old, you do not have throat cancer. Most likely, these are symptoms of gerd. You might benefit from an acid blocker like omeprazole. Get evaluated by your physician before starting it. Read more...

Can you tell me about throat cancer. Obviously that is not it why do I often have swollen glands?

I can't state that.. ...You "obviously" have no cancer, though i truly hope you don't . You should strongly consider visiting an ENT specialist or at least your family doc for a good evaluation especially if you have used tobacco products. Best to you. Read more...