Symptoms and types of ear cancer
Ear pain could indicate a more serious health issue such as inner ear cancer.
Ear problems are not uncommon however, cancer in the ear is rare.
Ear cancer is mostly found in the outer part of the ear, however, some symptoms are indicative of inner ear cancer.
Ear cancer could be in three parts
In case of outer ear cancer, the symptom is a spot or pink lump that does not go away in a month and stays.
The main signs of middle ear cancer are hearing loss and earache.
However, constant pain in the inner part of ear, headache, hearing loss, dizziness, or a ringing in the ear could be signs of inner ear cancer.
The presence of cancer cells can be confirmed through the process of biopsy, where a small amount of tissue is taken from the problem area and analysed.
Ear cancers can be treated through treatments such as surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Operations can be done to remove the affected parts but that can cause hearing loss and vertigo- loss of balance in the patients.