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How does nasopharyngeal cancer affect the body?

Nasopharyngeal cancer affects the body by blocking the nose or eustachian tubes. This causes the symptoms associated with the ears and nose. Also, if the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes, as it often does, then it causes a lump in the neck. Nasopharyngeal cancer will grow and spread to new parts of the body if left untreated.

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