Head and Neck Cancer Symptoms

Many people with head and neck cancer have symptoms such as these:

  •     Growth or sore in the mouth
  •     Lump in the neck
  •     Lump or sore inside the nose that will not heal
  •     Sore throat that does not go away
  •     Blocked sinuses that will not clear
  •     Chronic sinus infections
  •     Cough or hoarseness that does not go away
  •     Coughing up blood
  •     Difficulty swallowing, speaking, or breathing
  •     Frequent headache or pain around the nose, cheeks, or forehead
  •     Frequent nosebleeds or ones that don’t stop
  •     Weakness in the muscles of the face
  •     Double vision
  •     Numbness in the face
  •     Pain in the ear, face, chin, neck, upper back, jaw, or upper teeth
  •     Swelling of the eyes or under the chin or around the jaw
  •     Vomiting
  •     Bad breath even when proper oral hygiene is practiced
  •     Red or white patch(es) in the mouth
  •     Loose teeth
  •     Loose dentures
  •     Unexplained weight loss

These symptoms may be caused by cancer or by other problems. It is important to see a doctor about any symptoms such as these so that the problem can be diagnosed and treated as early as possible.