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  • Swollen lymph nodes above collar bone

  • Swollen armpit

  • Food stuck in my throat

  • Swollen lymph nodes continue to grow larger

  • It moves when I touch the lump

  • Shortness of breath when lying down

  • Nasal regurgitation

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What is Pharyngeal Tumor?

Pharyngeal tumor is another name for a tumor in the throat. These can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Common symptoms include difficulty swallowing and persistent sore threat. Diagnosis is made via biopsy of an abnormality seen on visual exam or on scans.

Typical Symptoms of Pharyngeal Tumor

  • Swollen lymph nodes, usually small swellings at the neck, armpits, groin and behind the ears

  • Difficulty swallowing food or water

  • Feeling breathless

  • Painless ulcers in the mouth

  • Sore throat

  • Mouth pain

  • Previous or active smoker

  • Hoarse voice

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Pharyngeal Tumor

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Are your lymph nodes swollen and enlarged?

  • Is swallowing difficult for you (e.g. with food or water)?

  • Are you having difficulty breathing?

  • Do you have painless redness or ulcers in your mouth?

  • Is your throat sore?

Treatmentof Pharyngeal Tumor

After a biopsy confirms the diagnosis of a cancer, scans are ordered to determine the extent of the tumor and whether it has spread to lump nodes or elsewhere. The treatment plan is then developed which may include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy or a combination of these.

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References

  • Bakshi SS. Parapharyngeal Tumor. Am J Med. 2016 Dec;129(12):e331-e332. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.06.021. Epub 2016 Jul 15. PMID: 27427319.

    https://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(16)30689-1/fulltext

  • Oropharyngeal Cancer - Cleveland Clinic

    https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/12180-oropharyngeal-cancer

  • Pharyngeal cancer

    https://www.cancercenter.com/cancer-types/throat-cancer/types/pharyngeal-cancer

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Robin Schoenthaler, MD (Oncology)

Board certified radiation oncologist with over 30 years experience treating cancer patients. Senior physician advisor for expert medical options in adult oncology. Published award-winning essayist on medical and health issues and more.

Rohini R, MD

Rohini R, MD (Otolaryngology (ENT))

Dr. Rohini R is an ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon, with a Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery and a Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine and Lasers. Besides clinical practice and working with Ubie, she is actively training and mentoring medical students and residents. She has functioned in various work settings - teaching hospitals, private and free health centers, and worked with patients from all socioeconomic backgrounds due to her experience in free hospitals and volunteering in India and Singapore.

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