There are several important symptoms: hoarseness or other changes in the voice, swelling in the neck, sore throat and discomfort when swallowing, perspiration, foreign body sensation in the larynx when swallowing, persistent cough, ear pain, weight loss.
Good afternoon. It is known that men suffer from this cancer more often than women. The exact causes of the disease are unknown. The increased incidence among men may be due to the fact that they are more likely to lead a lifestyle with bad habits, or their work, for example, is associated with oil products, benzene, resins and asbestos.
Symptoms of laryngeal cancer differ in women and men. Men will have the following manifestations: headaches, pain when swallowing, hearing impairment, speech impairment, dental problems, the appearance of sores in the mouth, nasal congestion and, as a result, shortness of breath, a nasal voice appears, frequent nosebleeds. Such symptoms are often preceded by chronic diseases of the larynx, for example, laryngitis. You can read more about this in the article: Throat cancer: causes and symptoms.
The symptoms of throat cancer (doctors call this organ the larynx) do not differ between men and women. But they depend on which particular area of the larynx is affected by the tumor.
With cancer of the vestibular region (noted in 60-65% of cases), during the first few months, patients feel:
• sore throat;
• feeling of the presence of a foreign body.
• swallowing disorder;
• deaf voice;
• pain when swallowing;
• morning pain when swallowing, and later - constant.
It should be noted that such symptoms can also talk about the presence of laryngitis and pharyngitis.
When the vocal region is affected (occurs in 30-35% of cases), the following clinical picture is observed:
• weakness and hoarseness of the voice;
• rapid fatigability during vocal load;
• later - difficulty breathing, aphonia.
Increasing coughing attacks, accompanied by difficulty breathing, are characteristic of the lesion of the sub-vocal region.