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
  • Earache
  • 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