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Some symptoms of NPC may include nasal congestion, nose bleeds, changes in hearing or changes in vision because structures critical to functions of the eyes, nose and ears are adjacent to the nasopharynx. Another common symptom may be painless swelling of lymph nodes in the neck, especially neck nodes below the ear (rather than below the chin or jaw). It is relatively uncommon but not rare for patients to show evidence of NPC spreading beyond the head and neck regions.
These and other symptoms may be caused by nasopharyngeal cancer. Other conditions may cause the same symptoms.
A doctor should be consulted if any of the following problems occur:
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