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5 Signs of Throat Cancer | Dr Sanjeev Mohanty

Updated: Nov 22, 2021

TOPIC: THROAT CANCER, SIGNS, NECK MASS, SWALLOWING, SORE THROAT, WEIGHT LOSS, SINUS INFECTION


5 Signs of Throat Cancer | Dr Sanjeev Mohanty
5 Signs of Throat Cancer | Dr Sanjeev Mohanty

Neck mass

Not all neck masses are cancer. They can also be caused by a bacterial throat infection, tooth infections, and benign thyroid goiters.



Voice change such as hoarseness or the inability to speak clearly There are several potential causes of hoarseness and most of them are not cancerous. However, if you have had chronic problems with your voice, it’s important to schedule an appointment for a complete evaluation including video endoscopic assessment.

Difficulty swallowing A feeling that food getting stuck in the throat while swallowing even when it’s not. Dysphagia is the medical term for difficulty in swallowing.In general, this symptom gradually gets worse until it dramatically affects your diet, limiting your ability to eat solid foods. Even pain during swallowing or ear pain are early indicators.

Recurring sore throat There are several conditions that can cause sore throat that are much more common than throat cancer.However, if you’ve had a persistent sore throat that doesn’t go away despite treatment, you should schedule an appointment with the ENT specialist to know more.

Unexplained weight loss If you are losing weight without any changes to diet or exercise - it could be a sign of cancer. A good follow up is recommended to ascertain the cause .

It’s important to note that many of these symptoms are caused by conditions that aren’t cancerous, such as the common cold or a sinus infection.These clinical signs can be caused by several different diseases and it’s always important to seek treatment with the ENT specialist , who can help determine the probable cause of the problems and start appropriate treatment for the same.




For further queries about the infections, diseases, and treatments of the ear, nose or throat, Dr Mohanty’s Speciality ENT Clinics in Chennai, India can help in a number of ways,

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT US :

Dr Mohanty’s Speciality ENT Clinics

Manapakkam, Chennai, India.

For Consultation: +91 97910 74677

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