- Chinese or Asian ancestry
- Epstein-Barr virus exposure
- Excessive alcohol consumption
Causes of Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Doctors do not know what causes nasopharyngeal cancer—or any other cancer—from forming, but do know some risk factors. These factors increase the likelihood that a patient will develop nasopharyngeal cancer, but does not mean they will definitely develop it.
These are some of the risk factors for nasopharyngeal cancer:
For patients at a high risk of developing cancer, it’s important to know the symptoms of nasopharyngeal cancer. Once you identify symptoms, schedule an appointment for a screening at Florida Hospital.