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Nasopharyngeal Cancer

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:
  • Chinese or Asian ancestry
  • Epstein-Barr virus exposure
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
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.

Locations for Nasopharyngeal Cancer