The symptoms of laryngeal cancer depend mainly on the size and location of the tumor. Common symptoms of laryngeal cancer include:
- A hoarse voice or other voice changes for more than 3 weeks
- A sore throat or trouble swallowing for more than 6 weeks
- A lump in the neck
Other symptoms may include:
- Trouble breathing
- A cough that doesn’t go away
- An earache that doesn’t go away
These symptoms may be caused by laryngeal cancer or by other health problems. People with these symptoms should tell their doctor so that any problem can be diagnosed and treated as early as possible.
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