Throat cancer or Laryngeal (voice box) cancer

Teresa Stillion is getting her patients ahead of throat cancer.

Symptoms include persistent cough, coughing up blood, hoarseness not improved over two weeks, persistent sore throat.

The combination of smoking and drinking alcohol leads to a greater risk of throat cancers.

Early detection is the key. If you notice these symptoms seek immediate medical attention.

Copyright 2013 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved.