Throat cancer Symptoms and causes 

The number of patients with another deadly type of cancer
is increasing all over the world. About 12,400 new cases of head and neck
cancer are diagnosed in the UK every year, while in the US, about 66,000 new
patients are diagnosed with this type of cancer, the symptoms of which are
difficult to detect. Head and throat cancer is the eighth most common cancer in
the UK. 

About three percent of all new cancer cases are from this cancer. There
are more than 30 places in the head and neck where tumors can form. 9 out of 10
head and neck cancers start in squamous cells. Squamous cells are skin-like
cells that line the walls of the mouth, nose, throat, thyroid, and throat.
Symptoms of head and neck cancer depend on the affected areas. Below are six warning
signs of throat cancer. Ones to keep a close eye on: 

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6 warning signs of throat cancer: 

1: Swelling in the throat: 

Most of the time, the first noticeable symptom of this
cancer is a swollen or enlarged lymph node in the throat. However, in most
cases, swollen or swollen lymph nodes can be caused by an infection rather than
cancer, but if the swelling does not disappear in two to three weeks, the
patient’s doctor should refer him to a specialist. There may be several tests
to be done on the patient. An ultrasound and biopsy of the throat may also be
done, for which a sample of the swelling tissue is removed, or the nose and
throat may be examined behind the mouth with the help of a Nasendoscopy. 

2: Persistent sore throat: 

According to Cancer Research UK, the symptoms of some
types of throat and throat cancer are similar to those of some less serious
diseases. One of these symptoms is the symptom of sore throat, which is also
due to a common cold or sinus infection, but if the complaint of persistent
sore throat persists in the two parts of the throat, the Oropharynx or the Hypopharynx,
it can be an important symptom of cancer. If the patient has persistent pain in
the throat or persistent hoarseness or hoarseness, the patient’s doctor or
dentist should refer him or her to a specialist immediately. 

3: Difficulty in swallowing: 

Pain in certain parts of the throat while chewing or
swallowing or a burning sensation in the throat. Difficulty in swallowing food
is called Dysphagia in medical terms and it is a change that is very difficult
for the patient to tolerate. The patient feels as if food is stuck in his
throat or food or drink is entering the airway. The patient may also experience
difficulty moving the jaw or tongue. The reason for this is that the lips,
teeth, tongue, muscles inside the mouth, jaw, and throat have to work together
in chewing food. In addition, the tumor itself can cause problems by blocking
or narrowing the passage of food. 

4: Without reason weight loss: 

Weight loss is a common symptom in many different types
of cancer. There can be many reasons for weight loss and weight loss is usually
linked to a loss of appetite, but it is not the only reason for weight loss.
Many people stop eating due to difficulty in swallowing food and feeling a sore
throat, which also leads to weight loss. Studies have shown that weight loss before
treatment and for no apparent reason can be an important symptom of throat
cancer. If the patient feels weight loss for no apparent reason, he or she should
consult a doctor. 

5: Change in voice: 

A patient with throat cancer may change their voice and
feel their voice change while speaking. This change can also be in the form of
a quieter, sweeter, or fuller voice. If the patient is unable to make certain
sounds, listeners may also have difficulty understanding what he or she is
saying. If the patient loses his ability to speak or is unable to communicate
with the fluency he used to, this situation can be very frustrating and
heartbreaking for him or her. It can take time to adjust to a change in
conversation. For this, the patient should be patient and find new ways to
speak or communicate with others. People whose voice changes or hoarseness does
not improve within three weeks should see a doctor immediately. 

6: Pain in the ear: 

pain can also be caused by an ear infection, but it should not be taken
lightly. Hearing loss or difficulty hearing is a common symptom of some throat
cancers, including throat cancer. The patient may also experience constant
ringing in the ear or constant pain in the ear. If throat cancer starts to
spread, the problem of ear pain may also arise.