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11 Symptoms of Throat Cancer

7. Ear or neck pain

According to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, ear and neck pain may be caused by throat (pharyngeal) cancer—a tumor develops in the pharynx, the hollow tunnel inside the neck that starts behind the nose and ends at the top of the esophagus. Approximately 11,800 people suffer from throat cancer every year in the United States.

Other numerous conditions such as Mastoiditis, an infection of the mastoid bone of the skull and Whiplash, a collection of symptoms after a rapid flexion and extension injury of the neck may also cause pain behind the ear down to the neck. People with ear and neck pain should see their doctor to prevent any serious condition.

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