Childhood Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Nasopharyngeal cancer develops in the lining of the nasal cavity and pharynx, the upper part of the throat. Infection with the Epstein-Barr virus is a risk factor for developing this type of childhood cancer which is very rare in children under the age of 10 and more common, though still rare, in teenagers.
Symptoms of nasopharyngeal cancer include a blocked nose and headaches. In the United States, the incidence of this form of cancer is higher among African American children and adolescents.Childhood Nasopharyngeal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)
Source: National Cancer Institute