Because the early symptoms of oropharyngeal cancer are so mild, most instances are only discovered at an advanced stage. Unless they are diagnosed as malignant by an oncologist or a general physician, they may be suggestive of a less serious condition.
What are the symptoms of Oropharyngeal cancer?
The symptoms of oropharyngeal cancer vary depending on where the tumour is located. Among the signs and symptoms are:
- Swallowing difficulty or pain
- Swelling of the neck
- Opening the mouth is difficult.
- Voice alteration
- Food regurgitation
- Weight reduction
- Appetite loss.
- Sore throat that won't go away
- A persistent sense of something trapped in one's throat