Head And Neck Cancer occurs in the sinuses and passageways of the mouth, nose, and throat. All of these various areas can see a lot of issues, from sinus infections to colds to laryngitis. So a single symptom would rarely indicate the possibility of Head And Neck Cancer. But, individuals should be aware of a series of symptoms that could potentially steer in that direction. A pattern of five symptoms will indicate the need for a visit to a specialist.
Recurring Sore Throats: A sore throat can come and go sporadically, which may be a sign of something going on. A sore throat may be accompanied by bouts of numbness from the throat, which can extend through other parts of the body (particularly the neck and head).
Hoarseness: This is another symptom related to the throat. It is important to remember that hoarseness, on its own, could indicate a wide number of problems.
Double Vision: Double vision can occur based on something present in the very back of the eyes. Double vision could also dissipate, evolving to blurred vision or a loss of vision. Any of these could be very temporary (a few hours) or a symptom that lasts for weeks at a time.
Difficulty Chewing: Any growth in the mouth may change the structure of the jaw and mouth. This, in turn, may force a change in chewing or swallowing. The shifting in the mouth can also lead to a loosening of the teeth or dentures no longer being able to fit. The shifting of teeth in the mouth are one core symptom of a potential issue related to the mouth and neck. The ability to detect subtle shifts in the mouth is sensitive and strong.
Fatigue: Fatigue can be caused by thousands of different issues in the body, but it is also a symptom of neck and throat cancer. It is the presence of a tumor, no matter where it is in the body, that generally leads to fatigue.
All of the above symptoms is cause for alarm in their own right. If they persist, visit a doctor or specialist at our website. If the symptoms are combined, schedule an appointment.
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