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How is my stage of nasopharyngeal cancer determined?

The stage of nasopharyngeal cancer can be determined through the use of imaging tests, such as CT scans, MRIs, and PET scans. A CT scan can be used to discover whether or not the cancer has spread to the bone. An MRI will be used to check if the cancer has spread to surrounding soft tissues. To confirm that the cancer hasn't spread to your lymph nodes, a lymph node biopsy may be done as well.

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What is nasopharyngeal cancer?
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Should I talk to my doctor about my nasopharyngeal cancer symptoms?
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What are my chances of recovery from nasopharyngeal cancer?
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How can nasopharyngeal cancer spread in the body?
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