Head and neck cancers
Many symptoms of head and neck cancers are similar to those of other conditions, but you can't tell without an examination by an ENT. The cure rates are high, when caught early.
- Lump in the neck
- Change in the voice (hoarseness or other change lasting more than 2 weeks)
- A growth in the mouth
- Blood in phlegm or saliva
- Swallowing problems
- Changes in the skin
If you think you have one of the warning signs of head and neck cancer, see your ENT right away. For more information on symptoms, see the ENT net.org site.
Oral and throat cancer
Throat cancer refers to cancerous tumors that develop in your throat (pharynx) or voice box (larynx).
Mouth cancer can occur on the lips, gums, tongue, inside lining of the cheeks, and the roof and floor of the mouth.
Thyroid cancer is a very treatable cancer.
Hurthle Cell Cancer
This is a rare form of thyroid cancer.
Salivary gland cancer
This rare cancer occurs in your one of your salivary glands in your mouth, neck or throat.
This rare type of cancer occurs behind your nose and above the back of your throat.
Soft tissue sarcoma
Malignant tumors that occur in soft tissue are called soft tissue sarcomas. About 10% of these types of cancer occur in the head and neck.