Nasal Symptoms of NPC

Since nasopharyngeal cancer grows behind the back of the throat near the center of the head, symptoms often appear in the nose. When cancer grows in the nasopharynx, the growth can obstruct the nasal passage, making it difficult to breathe through the nose. For this reason, a stuffed nose sometimes blocked by bloody sputum can indicate a potential nasopharyngeal growth.

One of the most common symptoms of nasopharyngeal cancer is nasal bleeding. In fact, a persistent nosebleed is one of the early symptoms of NPC. There are, of course, other factors that can cause a nosebleed, but if you are already at risk of nasopharyngeal cancer, you should have a persistent nosebleed checked by a doctor.

 

For more information on the symptoms of nasopharyngeal cancer, please visit https://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/nasopharyngeal/nasopharyngeal-cancer/?region=on