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What increases my risk for nasopharyngeal cancer?

Risk factors for nasopharyngeal cancer include being male, of Asian or North African descent, and between 30 and 55 years of age. Consummation of salted fish and preserved meats also increase risk of nasopharyngeal cancer. Genetic factors and the Epstein-Barr virus are also linked with nasopharyngeal cancer.

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