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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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There is a possibility of curing nasopharyngeal cancer with chemotherapy and radiation. However, thi...
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Is nasopharyngeal cancer life-threatening?
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Nasopharyngeal cancer can be life-threatening if it has been allowed to spread. If the cancer spread...
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How is my stage of nasopharyngeal cancer determined?
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The stage of nasopharyngeal cancer can be determined through the use of imaging tests, such as CT sc...
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How can nasopharyngeal cancer spread in the body?
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Nasopharyngeal cancer can spread in the body through several means. First, it may spread to nearby a...
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