The location of the nasopharynx is deep, and the focus positions of nasopharyngeal cancers are different, thus there are different clinical symptoms of nasopharyngeal cancers. Tumor in the back wall surface of nasopharynx, the patient may not feel although it is large. However, tumor in the nostril will present various symptoms even if it is very small.
The most common early symptoms of nasopharyngeal cancer include the following:
Blood secretions in nose: Once the surface of cancer is damaged, there will be blood secretions. Often in one side of the nose, occurred in the early morning after getting up. Mainly shown as there are blood silks in the snivel, sometimes develops into bleeding in nose, and this kind of bleeding can not stop by plugging the nostrils.
Stuffy nose: Mainly caused by the tumor which has plugged the nose. Often in one side of the nose, and has no relations with changing the position of the head.
Tinnitus and deafness: Tinnitus, often accompanied by a deaf, may be often diagnosed as conductive hearing loss and otitis media. Such symptoms can relieve temporarily after treatment, but will aggravate later, and repeatedly and eventually lead to serious hearing loss.
Headache, facial paralysis, mouth difficulties, diplopia: It is mostly migraine headache and aggravate gradually. Facial paralysis is often associated with headache on the same side. Patients may feel numbness and tingling in facial skin. Numbness might be gradually expanded, eventually led to difficulties in opening mouth. Diplopia is caused by violations of the optic nerve.
Dysphagia and voice hoarse: These symptoms are due to nasopharyngeal tumors have damaged the local ganglia. This means the cancer has entered the terminal stage.
So, when such signals appear, we should go to the hospital to have an examination immediately. Early diagnosis and early treatment will have a greater chance of cure.