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What is the surgery for nasopharyngeal cancer?

Surgery to treat nasopharyngeal cancer is usually only done if radiation therapy was ineffective. The actual procedure involves cutting out the tumor from the nasopharynx. If the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes, then the lymph nodes may also need to be removed.

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