It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Sore Throat, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Head And Neck Cancer.
Head and Neck cancer is a category of cancer that is caused by a variety of different types of cancer in different locations. It’s mostly common in men over the age of 50 who smoke and abuse alcohol. Symptoms include mouth or tongue sores that do not heal, a white or red patch on the gums, tongue or mouth, a persistent sore throat, hoarseness, swelling in the jaw, neck or side of face, frequent sinus infections that don’t respond to antibiotics, persistent neck pain, frequent headaches, pain in the upper teeth, bleeding in the nose, mouth, or in saliva, trouble swallowing, persistent earaches and trouble breathing or speaking. It can be misdiagnosed as a simple sore throat.