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How is nasopharyngeal cancer diagnosed?

The first step in diagnosis of nasopharyngeal cancer is a physical examination. The doctor will feel your neck for lymph node swelling and ask you which symptoms you are experiencing. Symptoms of nasopharyngeal cancer are often indicative of some other condition, so other possibilities will be looked into first. When nasopharyngeal cancer is considered, often you will be sent to an ear, nose and throat doctor, who will examine the nasopharynx for peculiarities with an endoscope. At this time, a biopsy may also be performed to confirm cancer.

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