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Head & Neck CancerSymptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Head and Neck Cancer?

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Doctor examining patient's neck.
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Man with a headache lying in bed.
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Swelling or a Sore That Does Not Heal


Man touching a lump in his neck.
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A Lump in the Neck


Dentist examining a patient's mouth.
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Red or White Patches in Your Mouth


Portions of dipping tobacco.
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Changes in Areas With Frequent Tobacco Contact


Senior man drinking from a water bottle.
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Pain or difficulty chewing or swallowing


Woman screaming into a megaphone.
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A Change in Your Voice


Doctor examining the inside of a patient's mouth.
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Bleeding in Your Mouth


Senior man with an earache.
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A Persistent Earache or Sore Throat


Stethoscope and medical tablet.
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Sometimes, There are No Signs


Doctor examining woman with a painful neck.
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When in Doubt, See Your Doctor


Lara DeSanto

Lara DeSanto

@laradesanto

Lara is formerly a digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She continues to contribute to HealthCentral while she works towards her Masters in marriage and family therapy and art therapy. In a past life, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at WTOP.com.