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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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