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Are there alternative treatments for nasopharyngeal cancer?

While there are no proven alternative treatments for nasopharyngeal cancer, clinical trials may be an option. Biological therapy is a new treatment that is being tested. In this type of therapy, substances are used to enhance the immune system in order to fight cancer. There is also a new type of radiation therapy called intensity-modulated radiation therapy which is better able to target cancer cells as opposed to standard radiation.

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Should I talk to my doctor about my nasopharyngeal cancer symptoms?
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Yes, you should discuss your symptoms with your doctor. You should tell your doctor about any sympto...
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What is nasopharyngeal cancer?
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Nasopharyngeal cancer is the cancer of the nasopharynx. The nasopharynx includes the upper throat an...
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Is nasopharyngeal cancer life-threatening?
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Nasopharyngeal cancer can be life-threatening if it has been allowed to spread. If the cancer spread...
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How are stages of nasopharyngeal cancer defined?
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Stages of nasopharyngeal cancer are defined by how far the cancer has spread and the size of the tum...
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