Head & Neck Cancer Early Discovery

In its early stages, Head & Neck Cancer usually has no symptoms, but eventually a malignant tumour will grow large enough to be detected. As it continues to grow, it may press on nerves and produce pain, penetrate blood vessels and cause bleeding, or interfere with the function of a body organ or system.

Most common is a lump presents on the neck area and will not go away.

The earlier a Head & Neck Cancer is detected, the more likely it is that treatment will be successful. Understanding what symptoms and changes to your body to look out for could be important.

The seven warning signs of cancer

Some common head and neck cancer symptoms include:

  • A lump in the nose, neck or throat.
  • A persistent sore throat.
  • Trouble swallowing (dysphagia)
  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Frequent coughing.
  • Change in voice or hoarseness.
  • Ear pain or trouble hearing.
  • Headaches.

What do you do if you are concerned?

That is easy go straight to your GP and ask for an immediate appointment due to having one or more of the above Head & Neck Cancer signs. Do not accept appointment in the future. Also, your dentist can complete an Oral Cancer check, take a look at the film on this page.

You're bound to have questions

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch. But in the meantime here are some key questions we often get asked...

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