2. A Sore Throat and Difficulty Swallowing

Many people with throat cancer experience pharyngitis, more commonly known as a sore throat, and the sensation of something stuck in the throat. One may also have difficulty swallowing, and it may be painful to eat or drink. The pain is due to a tumor in the throat or surrounding area. When throat pain — which can also be caused by an infection or other short-term illness — does not ease after a few days, individuals should seek the advice of a doctor.


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