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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
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
Bad breath even when proper oral hygiene is practiced
Red or white patch(es) in the mouth
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.
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