Specialists at Macmillan Cancer Support have named common signs of throat cancer.
The specialists explained that throat cancer is a general term to describe various types of malignant neoplasms that affect the thyroid, esophagus, and windpipe. Therefore, the symptoms depend on which organ is affected, Express reported.
Thyroid cancer is located in the front of the neck, just below the vocal apparatus. The most common symptom indicating the disease's development is a painless lump, which begins to enlarge over time.
Difficulty swallowing often speaks of esophageal cancer, when a person feels as if food is stuck in his throat or chest. However, there are two main types of the disease: squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma.
Tracheal cancer has several symptoms, including frequent shortness of breath, coughing up blood, wheezing or noisy breathing, hoarse voice, difficulty swallowing, fever, chills, and regular chest infections.
Oncologists indicate that other diseases can cause these signs, but it is vital to consult a doctor if they are detected.
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