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How is a biopsy for nasopharyngeal cancer performed?

A biopsy can be performed by using a nasoscope or an endoscope to collect a tissue sample. The tissue sample is then examined for evidence of cancer. A lymph node biopsy may also be performed to check if the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes.

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