CCS is actively monitoring and responding to the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Canada regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Symptoms of hypopharyngeal cancer
Hypopharyngeal cancer may not cause any signs or symptoms in its early stages. Signs and symptoms often appear as the tumour grows and causes changes in the body so hypopharyngeal cancer is often diagnosed at a later stage. Other health conditions can cause the same symptoms as hypopharyngeal cancer.
See your doctor if you have these signs or symptoms:
- difficult or painful swallowing
- a sore throat that doesn’t go away
- a feeling that something is stuck in the throat
- ear pain
- a constant cough
- coughing up bloody mucus
- a lump in the neck
- neck pain
- weight loss
- blood in your saliva
- bad breath
- trouble breathing
Taking action against all cancers
The latest Canadian Cancer Statistics report found that of all newly diagnosed cancers in 2017, half are expected to be lung, colorectal, breast and prostate cancers. Learn what you can do to reduce the burden of cancer.