Skip to content
Includes Expert Content
Throat Cancer Symptoms
frankinkc posted:
Since the biopsy reflected I have throat cancer, I forgot to asked if ears itching, aching, tightness in my head, and dizziness when laying down or first standing up are also common symptoms of that as well?
Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
Every person is different. When you use the term "normal" you are really implying that everyone would be the same...have the same symptoms, the same post-operative course, the exact same biopsy location, but as you may now realize....normal would only refer to ONE

Because of nerve pathways, pain in one area can "refer" to another. In your case, your throat pain may cause neurological symptoms to be refered to your ears. Please keep in mind that there can be dozens, perhaps hundreds, of causes to account for your array of symptoms. Symptoms like "aching, itching, tightness in the head, and dizziness" are really vague and non-specific.

Only your doctors -- someone who knows the details of your particular case -- and someone that has the ability to examine you and sort of the many, many causes that could be contributign to your symptoms, would be able to address your concerns.

I wish you the best in your health challenges. Being diagnosed with throat cancer can be a very frightening experience, and it is likely you are going to be having more tests....and even more diagnostic and treatment procedures in the future.

Helpful Tips

VNG is Excruciatingly Painful
I recently had a VNG test at a local neurology center. It was so painful that I could not make it through it, I had to beg them to stop. ... More
Was this Helpful?
0 of 0 found this helpful

Expert Blog

Focus on Flu

Find answers to your questions about seasonal flu issues and answers to your concerns about the flu season and H1N1...Read More

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.