Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Signs and symptoms

What are the symptoms of laryngeal cancer?

The following are the most common symptoms of laryngeal cancer; however, each individual may experience symptoms differently:

  • A cough that lasts.
  • A sore throat that lasts.
  • Feeling of a lump in the throat.
  • Trouble swallowing.
  • Frequent choking on food.
  • Pain when swallowing.
  • Trouble breathing.
  • Noisy breathing.
  • Ear pain that lasts.
  • A lump in the neck.
  • Unplanned weight loss.
  • Bad breath.

The symptoms of laryngeal cancer may resemble other medical conditions or problems. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.