Nasopharyngeal cancer in the nasal and throat cavity is a cancer of the mucus membranes that develops in the nasopharyngeal tonsils. This cancer type is most common in people from China, Northern Africa, and Indonesia. A cultural factor, such as diet, may play a role in the development. The Epstein-Barr virus is another factor, especially in children who contracted the virus at a young age.
Find out more about the causes and symptoms, and the most commonly used diagnostic tests and treatment types for nasopharyngeal tumors on this page.