Early Head and Neck Cancer Symptoms 

When it comes to understanding early head and neck cancer symptoms, it’s essential to be vigilant. 

Head and neck cancer can affect various areas in the head and neck region, including the mouth, throat, nose, sinuses, and salivary glands.

A persistent sore throat or hoarseness is one of the classic early head and neck cancer symptoms. It’s easy to dismiss a sore throat as a minor irritation, especially during cold and flu seasons.

Persistent Sore Throat or Hoarseness 

If you experience pain or discomfort while swallowing food or liquids, or if you notice that it feels like something is blocking your throat, don’t ignore it.

Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia) 

Early head and neck cancer symptoms can manifest in unexpected ways, and one such subtle yet concerning sign is unexplained weight loss.

Unexplained Weight Loss 

In the realm of early head and neck cancer symptoms, the presence of a swelling or lump in the neck can be particularly alarming. This symptom warrants careful consideration and immediate medical assessment.

Swelling or Lump in the Neck 

If your voice undergoes noticeable changes, such as becoming hoarse or having a different quality, and these changes persist for more than a few weeks, it’s essential to consult a doctor.

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Changes in Voice 

Ear pain, particularly when it occurs on one side and is not associated with an ear infection or other obvious causes, can be a symptom of head and neck cancer.

Persistent Ear Pain 

Oral symptoms can be early indicators of head and neck cancer. These may include: * Red or white patches in the mouth. * Persistent mouth ulcers. * Difficulty moving the tongue or jaw. * Changes in the fit of denture.

Oral Symptoms 

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