Let’s talk about hoarseness

We take our ability to speak for granted – until a problem develops. Many problems go away on their own.

BJC ACO wants you to know that ongoing hoarseness can be a sign of a serious underlying condition such as cancer.

See a doctor if your hoarseness lasts longer than 2-3 weeks, if there is pain, coughing up blood, difficulty swallowing or a lump in the neck, or if there’s a severe change in your voice lasting longer than a few days.

Depending on the cause of the condition, medical treatment could be necessary to correct the underlying problem.