Head And Neck Cancer- Symptoms And Signs

Head and neck cancer treatment

Symptoms  and Signs 

Symptoms and indicators of head and neck cancer may include the following. As someone who has experienced it, you may recognize and explain a symptom, such as exhaustion, nausea, or pain, for yourself. A symptom is anything that can be seen and measured by others, such as a high temperature, a rash, or an irregular heartbeat.

Signs and symptoms may be used together to define a medical condition. People with head and neck cancer may not display any of the following symptoms or indicators. Alternatively, a medical illness other than cancer may be to blame for a symptom or indication.

The most prevalent symptom of head and neck cancer is a swollen or open wound that won’t heal. Other common signs and symptoms include:

  • Mouth rash (red or white)
  • Uncomfortable or painful lump in the head or neck
  • Sore throat that won’t go away
  • Hygiene cannot explain a foul mouth odor.
  • Voice alteration or hoarseness
  • Constant nasal congestion or blockage
  • Nasal discharge that is too frequent or uncommon
  • Breathlessness
  • Double Vision
  • Head and neck area numbness or a loss of feeling
  • Mouth or tongue pain or difficulty eating, swallowing,
  • Pain in the jaw
  • Blood in phlegm or saliva, which is mucus expelled from the respiratory tract and then swallowed.
  • Teeth thinning
  • Removable dentures that don’t fit
  • Loss of weight without cause
  • Fatigue
  • An ear infection or discomfort

Please see your doctor if you notice any changes in your health. In addition to other inquiries, your doctor will want to know how long and how frequently you’ve been having the symptoms. This is a diagnostic procedure that aims to identify the root cause of the issue.

Symptom management is an essential element of cancer care and therapy, regardless of whether or not cancer has been detected. Palliative care and supportive care are two terms that describe the same thing.

It is often begun as soon as a diagnosis is made and continues throughout the course of therapy. Be careful to tell your doctor about any new symptoms or changes in symptoms.


Make an appointment with a Head and Neck Cancer specialist in Pimpri Chinchwad, Dr. Ashish Pokharkar, for treatment of Head and Neck Cancer.