Characteristics Of Cancer In The Head And Neck Area?

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The following are characteristics of cancer in the head and neck area:

there is swelling and sores in the head or neck area that are difficult to heal
red or white patches in the mouth
a lump in the head or neck area, with or without pain
sore throat that doesn't go away
hoarseness or a change in voice
bad breath that occurs continuously despite good oral hygiene
frequent bleeding from the nose
smelly mucus coming out of the nose
nasal congestion
difficulty breathing
double vision
jaw pain
pain when chewing, swallowing food, moving the jaw and tongue
blood in phlegm or saliva
weight loss
weakness and fatigue
ear pain


The symptoms of cancer in the head and neck area usually have been experienced for a long time (chronic) or do not resolve with usual treatment. The symptoms you experience are not necessarily caused by cancer in the neck area. Jaw pain can be caused by a variety of other causes, for example:

fracture or crack in the jawbone
jaw joint dislocation / loose jaw joint
disorders of the temporomandibular joint
infection in teeth
impacted teeth / teeth can't come out
trigerminal neuralgia
cluster type headache
pain in the muscles of the face and neck


To be able to determine the cause, you should immediately consult a doctor. The doctor can ask more about the other symptoms you are experiencing in addition to your jaw pain, perform a physical examination, and also carry out additional examinations such as an X-ray of the jawbone. Meanwhile, some things you can do include:

Compress the painful area with a warm compress for 15-20 minutes 3-4 times a day
Gently massage the painful area
You can also take pain relievers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen to help with the pain
If there are problems with your teeth, you can consult a dentist


That's all the information from me, hopefully it's enough to answer

dr. Irna Cecilia


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