What are the signs and symptoms?

The signs and symptoms of nasopharyngeal cancer depend on where the cancer is, its size and how far it has spread in the body. 
Common signs and symptoms include:
  • nasal obstruction or stuffiness

  • frequent nose bleeds

  • blocked ear, decreased hearing or ringing in the ear (especially on one side only)

  • a lump in the neck

  • frequent headaches

  • numbness in the face

  • blurred or double vision.

Most often these symptoms are not from nasopharyngeal cancer. However, if you have any of these symptoms for more than a few weeks, talk to your doctor as early as possible. They may be able to help diagnose and treat you.