Pharyngeal Cancer

Symptoms

Symptoms that are common to several head and neck cancer sites include a lump or sore that does not heal, a sore throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing, and a change or hoarseness in the voice. Other pharyngeal cancer symptoms may include the following:

  • Oropharynx and hypopharynx cancer symptoms—Ear pain.

  • Nasopharynx cancer symptoms—Trouble breathing or speaking, frequent headaches, pain or ringing in the ears, or trouble hearing.

These symptoms may be caused by pharyngeal cancer or by other, less serious conditions. It is important to check with a doctor or dentist about any of these symptoms.

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