Warning signs of ear cancer

If you have ear cancer, you may receive a combination of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy for treatment.

Timely detection and treatment help increase survival rates.

Symptoms of ear cancer such as pain, bleeding, decreased or hearing loss; have a history of chronic disease and ear infections that increase the risk of the disease.

The ear has 3 parts: the outer ear, the middle ear and the inner ear.

Ear cancer can affect both the inner and outer parts of the ear.

It usually begins as a skin cancer in the outer ear, then, spreads throughout the various structures of this organ, including the ear canal and eardrum.

Ear cancer is rare. Symptoms may vary depending on the part of the ear affected.

Outer ear: includes the earlobe, ear canal and outer ear canal.

Signs of skin cancer in the outer ear such as scaly patches of skin, white lumps such as pearls under the skin, skin ulcers, bleeding.