Cancer Signs & Symptoms: Swallowing Issues Or Hoarseness

Don’t ignore these warning signs & symptoms!

Lingering hoarseness and difficulty swallowing are common symptoms of laryngeal cancer. Finding these symptoms early improves your odds of successful treatment. Discover what to look for below, and remember: knowing and spotting cancer signs and symptoms early can save your life.

What To Look For:

  • Pain when swallowing food (57)
  • Hoarseness with a husky or low voice that lasts more than two weeks (14)
  • Feeling like something is pressing on your throat or stuck in your windpipe
  • Pain in the tongue or jaw
  • Voice pitch change in adults lasting more than 2 weeks (58)
  • Throat pain (14)

Notice Something? Here’s What To Do Next:

  • Should you spot any signs, consider them a “red flag”. It does not mean you have cancer. If signs do not disappear within one week, contact your medical team for a professional evaluation.

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