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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 a digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She's also a staff writer and email newsletter chief. Previously, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at WTOP.com.