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Nasopharyngeal Cancer (Nose Cancer)

Nasopharyngeal Cancer (Nose Cancer) - Symptoms

In the early stages of NPC, there are often no or mild symptoms. When the cancer progresses, some symptoms may show. 

Symptoms of NPC may include: 
  • A painless neck lump 
  • Persistent blood stained saliva/sputum 
  • Bleeding/bloody discharge from the nose or in nasal secretions 
  • Nasal blockage that does not go away 
  • Hearing loss or ringing in the ears (often one sided) 
  • Persistent sensation of blocked ear/ears 
  • Unusual face pain or numbness 
  • Headache 
  • Double vision 
  • In advanced NPC, where the cancer has spread to other parts of the body such as the lung, bone or liver, symptoms such as breathlessness, cough or pain may surface 

When to see a doctor 
Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any signs or symptoms that worry you. If you have a strong family history of NPC (two or more first degree relatives with NPC), you may also wish to see a doctor to be screened for NPC.

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