Symptoms of Throat Cancer
Throat cancer is a dangerous disease, in the processwhich malignant, or tumor cells, arise precisely in the tissues of the throat or larynx. Symptoms of throat cancer, and then confirmation of a menacing diagnosis are most often found in men aged 50 - 70 years. According to statistics, there are only 8 women per 100 sick men. First of all, let's look at the symptoms of throat cancer so that everyone can conduct a small self-diagnosis and, if necessary, consult a doctor, because at an early stage the disease is always much easier to cure.
Many early signs of throat cancer are similar tosigns of other more common and less dangerous diseases, so people rarely rush to the doctor with suspicions of a malignant tumor. The following symptoms of throat cancer are distinguished:
- Chronic sore throat, in the ear;
- Difficulties in pronouncing sounds, increasing hoarseness;
- Enlarged lymph nodes;
- Painful sensations when swallowing;
- Feeling numbness of the face;
- Ulcers in the tongue, anywhere in the mouth.
With prolonged illness the symptoms are aggravated:
- Shortness of breath;
- Loss of voice, speech;
- Facial deformity and skin deformation;
- Sharp pain when swallowing.
If a person is for a long time concernedeven a few of the listed symptoms, it is better to immediately seek a specialist who knows exactly how to determine the cancer of the throat, either to dispel suspicions, or to urgently begin treatment. In the arsenal of doctors now a lot of methods, with the help of which a reliable diagnosis of throat cancer will be carried out. The treatment is also constantly updated, thanks to ongoing research, which allows not only to save patients from a malignant tumor, but, as far as possible, to return them to a full life.
For us, it is more important to understand the causes of cancerthroat and preventive measures. First and foremost, it should be noted that most victims of this disease are smokers, especially those with experience and with love for alcoholic beverages. Although, of course, sometimes people who do not suffer from these bad habits get sick, but very rarely. The next most important reasons are long stay in direct sunlight without special protection (balsams and face and body creams with a high level of protection from the sun, hats, etc.); regular exposure to diesel fumes, asbestos, sulfuric acid, nickel (mainly for people whose occupations are related to the production of these substances); the presence of cancer in the head or neck.
So how can you prevent throat cancer with allits painful consequences? First, prevention of this disease is impossible if a person does not quit smoking and abuse alcohol. Secondly, proper oral hygiene is important. Those who wear dentures need to constantly monitor their cleanliness. Thirdly, it should be remembered that poor nutrition is strongly correlated with the occurrence of throat cancer. Therefore, the habit of healthy, full-fledged, regular nutrition, enriched with live vitamins and sufficient fiber should be developed. Remember and the risks of being in direct sunlight, especially in the period of maximum exposure to ultraviolet rays (usually in the summer it is 11-17 hours a day). Always apply protective agents to the skin and lips.
Knowing the symptoms of throat cancer, in our power, byat least, do not skip the beginning of this disease in yourself and our dear people, so that treatment and consequences are minimal. And it is best to do everything possible to know about this disease only thanks to medical encyclopedias and cognitive notes in the media. Be attentive to yourself and dear people. Health to you and your loved ones!