3. Hoarseness or Changes in the Voice
If you experience a change in your voice or constant hoarseness, it could be a symptom of throat cancer. This is most true for throat cancers that affect the larynx. The larynx is largely responsible for the voice.
There are other conditions such as laryngitis that may cause the voice to change. The main difference between laryngitis and changes in the voice caused by throat cancer is that the condition will resolve itself on its own after a short amount of time if laryngitis is the cause. If cancer is the reason for the change, the voice will change more severely with time.