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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma Information
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma Information

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a malignant tumor that occurs in the nasopharynx or upper throat. It is more common in southern China. Genetic factor is currently considered the main cause. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is mainly classified into keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma, non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma and undifferentiated carcinoma at the microscopic level. Moreover, early-stage nasopharyngeal tumors are generally hidden beneath the mucous membrane of nasopharynx and thus difficult to detect.

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma symptoms
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
  • Swelling of lymph nodes in the neck
  • Nosebleed for no reason
  • Nasal congestion, post-nasal drip
  • Tinnitus, even hearing loss
  • Headache
  • Diplopia, strabismus
  • Facial paralysis
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma risk factors
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma risk factors
  • Family history of nasopharyngeal carcinoma
  • Frequent consumption of preserved food, such as salted fish
  • Infected with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)
  • Smoking
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
  • CT scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Biopsy
  • Serum test for EBV antibodies
  • X-ray examination

Radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgical excision.

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