What are the symptoms of throat cancer?

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Mudassir Ali
Jan 22, 2020 02:55 PM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Jan 22, 2020 02:55 PM

Originally Answered: What are the symptoms of throat cancer?
It depends on from which part of the throat the cancer primarily arises. If it arises from pharynx or oesophagus , then difficulty in diglutition(dysphagia) may be the the presenting symptoms.

On the other hand if cancer of larynx , then the symptoms may further vary depending on the position of tumour:

Glottis cancer:(most common): hoarseness of voice is main presentation.

Supraglottic cancer: dysphagia, pain in throat, hot potato voice, drooling.

Subglottic cancer:(least common): stridor (noisy sound during breathing) is the presentation.

Even presentation could be occult primary with secondary metastatis in neck. Chance of it is least for glottic cancer.

But each symptom I mentioned have multiple differential diagnosis , the furthur investigations are always required to establish the diagnosis.

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