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How can nasopharyngeal cancer spread in the body?

Nasopharyngeal cancer can spread in the body through several means. First, it may spread to nearby areas through tissues. Second, cancer may spread through the lymphatic system. Nasopharyngeal cancer can also be carried to new locations by the blood. It is called metastasis when the cancer becomes present in other body parts.

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