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What is nasopharyngeal cancer?

Nasopharyngeal cancer is the cancer of the nasopharynx. The nasopharynx includes the upper throat and the nasal passages. A genetic mutation causes healthy cells to grow and multiply without limit.


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Is there a cure for nasopharyngeal cancer?
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What is the rate of incidence for nasopharyngeal cancer?
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What are my chances of recovery from nasopharyngeal cancer?
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Should I talk to my doctor about my nasopharyngeal cancer symptoms?
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