Often the first symptom of nasopharyngeal cancer is a painless swelling or lump in the upper neck.

Often the first symptom of nasopharyngeal cancer is a painless swelling or lump in the upper neck.

Other common symptoms include:

  • changes in hearing
  • earache
  • fluid leaking from the ear
  • a blocked nose
  • nosebleeds
  • a headache.

These symptoms can often be caused by other conditions. But it is important to have them checked by your doctor.

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