Each year, more than 55,000 Americans will develop head and neck cancer. Head and neck cancers are curable if caught early.
Sore throat / throat pain
Mucus is normally swallowed unconsciously, but when there is a feeling of the mucus gathering in the throat or dripping from the back of your nose, it is called post-nasal drip.
Tonsillitis, or pharyngitis, refers to inflammation of the pharyngeal tonsils, which are lymph glands located in the back of the throat that are visible through the mouth.
Sinusitis in children can look different than sinusitis in adults. Children tend to have a cough, bad breath, low energy, and swelling around the eyes, along with a thick yellow-green post-nasal drip.
Voice Box (Laryngeal) Cancer
Cancer of the voice box, or laryngeal cancer, is not as well known by the general public as some other types of cancer, yet it is not a rare disease.
GERD and LPR
When acid refluxes from the stomach into the esophagus, it is known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). If stomach acid travels up the esophagus into the throat, it is known as laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR).
Hoarseness (also called dysphonia) is an abnormal change in the quality of your voice, making it sound raspy, strained, breathy, weak, higher or lower in pitch, inconsistent, or fatigued, often making it harder to talk.