Head and Neck Cancer Symptoms and Early Signs


Following are some common Head and Neck Cancer symptoms:

  • Pain in the mouth, cheek, jaw, ear, or neck (relative to the site of disease) that does not go away. Pain while swallowing may indicate oropharyngealor hypopharyngeal cancer.
  • A lump or swelling in the mouth, cheek, jaw, nose, palate, or neck relative to the site of disease or due to the spread of disease to lymph nodes. 
  • A sore in the throat or mouth that does not respond to treatment.
  • Bleeding from the nose that does not improve with treatment.
  • A white, red, or discolored patch on the mucosa of the oral cavity.
  • A change in the voice.
  • Inability in opening the mouth widely.
  • A congestion or stuffiness in the nose or the ears.
  • Loss of hearing or smell sensations.
  • Blurred or altered vision.
  • Constant Headache or pain in the eyes.
  • Difficulty in chewing or swallowing.
  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Prolonged bad breath.
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