Neck cancer and the problems this condition produces will be thethemes of this text. The problems created by this condition depend mostly onthe affected location. Speaking of the most common neck cancer problems apatient can have, the first one that should be mentioned is the sore throat. Otherproblems may include lip or mouth numbness, ear pain (or ringing sound), ulceror a lump (which very slowly heals), throat or mouth bleeding, problems withbreathing (breathing which produces a different sound), voice hoarseness, faceor jaw pain, problems with smell, blocked nose, problems with chewing orswallowing, loss of weight, speech problems and patches on the tongue or mouth,either red or white, with no pain creation. These are some of the most commonsymptoms but there are other symptoms which are not considered to be common.The first we will mention is related to the problems in nasal cavity. Problemsinclude nose bleeding, eye swelling or similar eye problem, teeth pain,headaches and denture troubles. These problems are created because they are notcleared since they become blocked. And when the antibiotics do not help withthe chronic sinus infection, the mentioned problems occur.
Next on the list are salivary glands. Neck, chin and face pain,chin or jawbone swelling, and face muscle numbness are the most common problemsconnected with salivary glands and lymph nodes. The neck cancer causes thegrowth of these nodes and glands. The ear pain can also be experienced, usuallyin the tonsils and back of the throat though larynx can also be affected. Wehave mentioned hoarseness as one of the symptoms. Larynx boxes, which can befound in the front of the neck help us to talk, so when the cancer is createdin this area, the voice is affected. When this cancer is created, patient willexperience emotion of breathlessness lump located on the neck or throat, andthe pain experienced while swallowing. Oral cavity can be affected by neckcancer, and when this happens, mouth bleeding or pain is felt, patches on thegums or tongue and swelled jaw can occur. Next, nasopharynx can produce problemwith headaches, ear pain, speaking or breathing problems, pain felt in the earwhile swallowing. These problems can mean that a tumor or infection is present.There is a possibility that constant pain will be felt in the throator neck usually if a neck cancer called metastatic squamous is created inthe body.