Patient Comments: Head and Neck Cancer - Symptoms

What were the symptoms associated with your head or neck cancer?

Comment from: Bobbi, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 12

I have a tightness and pain in my left jaw below the ear. It radiates out to my neck on both sides now. My voice tends to sound like I have gravel in it at times and swallowing is not difficult but takes effort at times. I had thyroid cancer 15 years ago which invaded the neck but was treated with surgery and radiation.

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