What are the signs and symptoms?

The signs and symptoms of laryngeal cancer depend on where the cancer is, its size and how far it has spread in the body. 
The most common early symptom associated with laryngeal cancer is hoarseness or change in voice. 

Other signs and symptoms include:
  • pain on swallowing

  • difficulty swallowing

  • sore throat or pain in the ears

  • a lump in the neck (swollen lymph nodes or glands) 

  • noisy or difficult breathing.

Some people with laryngeal cancer may not experience any symptoms at all. However if you have any of these symptoms for more than a few weeks, talk to your doctor as early as possible. They may be able to help diagnose and treat you.