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Should I talk to my doctor about my hypopharyngeal cancer symptoms?

If you develop symptoms consistent with hypopharyngeal cancer, it is important for you to talk to your doctor. While cough and sore throat may occur with the common cold, a sore throat that does not go away is suggestive of a more serious illness. Persistent hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, weight loss, and the presence of a neck mass are other symptoms that you should discuss with your doctor. These symptoms may be caused by a number of conditions so it is important to get an accurate diagnosis so that you may proceed with any necessary treatment.

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