Nosebleed a Sign of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
Most people ever experience nosebleed. However, if the blood comes out was pretty much and quite often, it better to be checked because it could be a sign of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, a cancer originating in the nasopharynx (upper pharynx or throat).
Because nosebleed is experienced by almost everyone, so it often regarded as a common thing. In fact, nosebleeds may occur spontaneously in 80-90 percent of healthy people, especially in children.
Although nosebleed is not harmful, but you should be wary if the frequency of nosebleed that quite often and severe. Some serious diseases like high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke and cancer are often characterized by nosebleed.
The type of cancer that can trigger severe nosebleed is Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). In advanced stages, this cancer not only cause nosebleed but also causes the mucus that comes out with blood spots.
Therefore, if you often experience severe nosebleeds, you should consult with your doctor immediately. If you have a family history of cancer, usually the doctor will perform a biopsy or tissue sample inspection with you.
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is difficult to detect because it commonly does not provides any specific symptoms. In the early stages, the symptoms of this cancer can be just like the common cold with sneezing.
Although the initial symptoms may seem trivial, but it is a deadly disease. Even Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is rare cancer in the United States, but it is the leading causes of death in other countries. In Indonesia, Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is the 4th leading cause of death after cervical cancer, breast cancer and skin cancer.