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Why is there bleeding in nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Lesions irritated.: Nasopharyngeal cancers cause bleeding probably because the lesions are not always well differentiated, and thus are easily irritated. Because these are usually squamous, and they may have a lot of blood vessels and break apart easily, causing bleeding.
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