Why is there nose bleeding in a nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Tumor erosion. These tumors develope on the mucous membrane and erode into adjacent tissues including capillaries, causing bleeding.

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Does nose bleeding mean that I have to worry about nasal cancer?

Most likely Not. Trauma, dry nose, nasal irritation are the most common causes at your age group. See your primary care physician or and ear nose and throat specialist. Read more...

Why is there bleeding in nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

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. Read more...

Nasopharynx related to nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Yes. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a cancer of te nasopharynx- the uppermost of the pharynx bordered by the nasal cavity anteriorly, base of skull superiorly, eustacian tube laterally, soft palate inferiorly. Due to its location in close proximity to the base of skull/cavernous sinus, nasopharyngeal cancer is not typically managed with surgical resection, and requires chemotherapy and radiation. Read more...

How common is it for somebody to get nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Uncommon in U.S. This is not common in the U.S.- there are less than 3000 new cases each year. It is mcuh more common in east asia (china mostly). It is related to infection with the ebv virus and common in smokers and drinkers typically. Read more...

Can eb virus developing into nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Yes. Ebv is an etiologic factor in nasopharyngeal cancer. But there are other unknown factors, as ebv is universal but nasopharyngeal carcinoma has restricted geographic distribution, more common in east asia; genetic factors are likely involved. Read more...

What is nasophayrnx nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Uncommon. This is a cancer that has arisen from the epithelium of the back part of your nasal passages, either from the flat protective cells (squamous) or the glandular cells (adenocarcinoma). Unlike oral cancers, which are usually related to tobacco, the causes of these cancers after often unknown. Read more...

Nasophayrnx nasopharyngeal carcinoma, what is this?

Pharynx is. "doctorese" for throat, which connect higher (naso), back of (oro) and below (hypo) toward larynx and swallowing tube. The cancers in the nasopharynx may be related to a virus (EBV, not HPV) and asians are more apt. Hope this helps. Read more...

What is treatmet of nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

See an ENT ASAP. Several treatments are available depending on the cancer site and severity; but most important is getting treated now! Read more...
Depends. Usually chemoradiation but there are caveats depending on the individual situation. Here is some additional info: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/nasopharyngeal-cancer. Read more...