Signs and symptoms of nasopharyngeal cancer include a
- lump in the nose or neck,
- enlarged lymph nodes in the neck,
- ear pain or ringing, and
- hearing loss.
Other associated symptoms can include
Causes of nasopharyngeal cancer
While the exact cause of nasopharyngeal cancer is not known, risk factors for developing the condition include Asian ancestry, infection with the Epstein-Barr virus, and drinking large amounts of alcohol. While it typically causes infectious mononucleosis, the Epstein-Barr virus has been associated with certain cancers such as nasopharyngeal cancer and some lymphomas.
Other nasopharyngeal cancer symptoms and signs
- Difficulty Speaking or Breathing
- Ear Pain or Ringing
- Enlarged Lymph Nodes in the Neck
- Hearing Loss
- Lump in the Nose or Neck
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