Following are some common Head and Neck Cancer symptoms, which may help in early diagnosis of the disease:
- Pain in the mouth, cheek, jaw, ear, or neck (relative to the site of disease) that does not go away. Pain while swallowing may indicate oropharyngeal or hypopharyngeal cancer.
- A lump or swelling in the mouth, cheek, jaw, nose, palate, or neck relative to the site of disease or due to the spread of disease to lymph nodes.
- A sore in the throat or mouth that does not respond to treatment.
- Bleeding from the nose that does not improve with treatment.
- A white, red, or discolored patch on the mucosa of the oral cavity.
- A change in the voice.
- Inability in opening the mouth widely.
- Numbness in a part of the face.
- A congestion or stuffiness in the nose or the ears.
- Loss of hearing or smell sensations.
- Blurred or altered vision.
- Constant Headache or pain in the eyes.
- Drainage of fluid from the ear or post nasal drip.
- Difficulty in chewing or swallowing.
- Unexplained weight loss.
- Prolonged bad breath.
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