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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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Should I talk to my doctor about my nasopharyngeal cancer symptoms?
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How long can I survive with 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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