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6 Early Warning Signs of Throat Cancer That May Seem Like Common Symptoms of Flu
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6 Early Warning Signs of Throat Cancer That May Seem Like Common Symptoms of Flu

It's these warning signals that when caught early, has the potential to save your life. So don't ignore them.

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Many of us tend to forget to pause and check-in with our body and the many messages it sends us regularly. We ignore common symptoms in the hope that a pill will take care of it. While it is important to maintain a positive attitude toward our health, we should also ensure regular check-ups are done and no symptom is ignored.

Often, big concerns like throat cancer begin with common symptoms like a sore throat or coughing. The Mayo Clinic describes throat cancer as "cancerous tumors that develop in your throat (pharynx), voice box (larynx) or tonsils." These cancerous cells can also affect your epiglottis, which is a cartilage that acts as a lid for your windpipe.

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What are the types of throat cancer?

According to Medical News Today, there are three types:

1. Oropharyngeal cancer: It affects the mouth and the top part of the throat.

2. Hypopharyngeal cancer: It affects the lower part of the pharynx or throat.

3. Laryngeal cancer: It affects the larynx or voice box. 

Disclaimer : This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.