Professor Alexander Sirykov, chief oncologist at the SM-Clinic, said that a change in voice could be indicative of laryngeal cancer.
In an interview with the Izvestia newspaper, the professor points out that it is difficult to diagnose cancer on its own in the early stages, although doctors identify a group of symptoms that can manifest themselves in the early stages of cancer development in 80-85 percent of cases. patients, but not always specific to the disease.
He says: “That is, these symptoms appear in the presence of other diseases, such as high body temperature, loss of appetite, nausea, drowsiness, fatigue, general weakness and enlargement of one node or group of lymph nodes, unexplained weight loss. , but when these symptoms appear, in the absence of clinical signs of other diseases, you should immediately contact an oncologist.
He adds, explaining that the specific symptoms of cancer usually appear in advanced stages.
He says: “For example, cancer of the pharynx and larynx manifests itself in the form of difficulty swallowing, voice changes, difficulty breathing and bleeding into the nasopharynx. As for thyroid cancer, its symptoms are manifested in the form of discomfort when swallowing food, a sensation of a lump in the throat, and sometimes an enlargement of the gland.
He adds that the symptoms of lung cancer are coughing and bloody sputum. As for the symptoms of breast cancer, they appear in the form of hardened areas in the breast and changes in the nipple. As for the symptoms of bladder and prostate cancer, they manifest themselves in the form of impaired urination and pain in the lumbosacral region.
According to him, the symptoms of cancer of the stomach and intestines are manifested in the form of various disorders of the digestive process, nausea and vomiting.
Source: Izvestia newspaper.