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What are the side effects of throat cancer surgery?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The side effects of throat cancer surgery depend upon the specific type of surgery performed. One common side effect of surgery is swelling that can last for a few weeks. Swelling can last longer if the lymph nodes are cut open. Surgery can also affect a person's ability to speak and eat. Rehabilitation can help a person to regain these abilities after surgery. Bleeding and infection are other possible side effects or surgery.

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