Cancer is a disease that has received its name because of the similarity of the tumor formed with the same name of the fauna.It can be localized in any organs and tissues of the body. Today, medicine is able not only to detect the presence of a tumor at the earliest stage of its origin, but even to predict how much a person is inclined to develop an oncological disease. Unfavorable environmental conditions, smoking, heredity can provoke the development of education in any part of the body, but among smokers, the throat is most often affected. Symptoms of cancer of the larynx, like other other cancers, can be divided into systemic, affecting the entire body, and local, localized at the site of the appearance of the tumor. Usually the very beginning of the illness proceeds imperceptibly. In order to make a diagnosis in time, each person should regularly take tests for oncomarkers and consult with specialists.
- Feeling of increasing weakness, severe fatigue, sometimes dizziness.
- Fever, unmotivated decline or temperature rise.
- Sensation of "foreign" object in the throat.
- Sharp weight loss.
- Deterioration of hair, skin, nails.
It is noticeable that the symptoms of laryngeal cancer are similar to many other diseases. As the disease develops, they grow. To find the disease at the very beginning, it is necessary to ask the attending physician for a referral to specialized analyzes. Cancer of the larynx, the symptoms of which may not appear for a long time, can be cured only in 1-2 stages.
Local symptoms of throat and laryngeal cancer
They can be different, depending on where the tumor is localized. Symptoms of cancer of the larynx, which arose in the region of the vocal cords, can begin with aphonia - gradually increasing hoarseness. In severe cases, the voice may completely disappear. If the tumor originates in the upper part of the pharynx, then it can cause pain similar to sensations in angina. They may not increase, but do not disappear.Gradually, they are joined by toothache, difficulty in swallowing. Symptoms of cancer of the larynx of neglected degree: cough, pain when swallowing, veins of blood in saliva and at a cough. This malignant tumor, like others, has four stages of development. The first one does not give place to the stasis, it is localized only in one area of the pharynx: on the mucosa or under it. Cancer of the larynx, the symptoms (photo) of which at this stage are barely noticeable, is quickly cured. usually not even an operation is required. In the second stage, the tumor increases, it occupies the entire department (ligamentous, sub- or over-ligamentous), but does not go beyond it. Cure is also possible. Third degree: the tumor metastasizes to other organs. In this case, doctors usually prescribe a comprehensive treatment, which may include surgery, drug therapy, radio wave treatment, X-rays, and the like. In the fourth, last stage, tumors appear in different organs, even distant from the larynx. Most often, the disease at this stage is incurable.