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What causes nasopharyngeal cancer?

It is unknown what exactly causes nasopharyngeal cancer. However, the Epstein-Barr virus is known to significantly increase chances of getting the disease. Genetic factors, like having a parent with the cancer, may also be a contributing factor in developing the condition.

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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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How long can I survive with nasopharyngeal cancer?
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Nasopharyngeal cancer can be successfully cured if caught early. If not, it is often fatal. Only 35 ...
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Should I talk to my doctor about my nasopharyngeal cancer symptoms?
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Yes, you should discuss your symptoms with your doctor. You should tell your doctor about any sympto...
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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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