Nasopharyngeal Cancer

  • 1. What is Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Cancer starts when healthy cells in the body change and grow uncontrollably, forming a mass or growth of tissue called a tumour. A tumour can be cancerous or benign. A cancerous tumour is malignant, meaning it can grow and spread to other body parts. A benign tumour remains confined to its original...
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  • 2. Statistics of Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer Statistics Nasopharyngeal Cancer (NPC) is uncommon in the United States. Every year, Less than one person out of 100,000 people gets an NPC diagnosis. NPC is more common in the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia, particularly in southeast China. The disease can occur at an...
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  • 4. Risk Factors for Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • A risk factor can be anything that influences the development of any cancer. But having a risk factor, or many, does not give certainty of having particular cancer. Some people with no risk factors can also develop cancer.  Two substances significantly increase the risk of developing NPC: Al...
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  • 5. Prevention of Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Different factors cause different types of cancer. Researchers continue to search for what factors cause NPC, including preventing it. Although there is no proven way to prevent NPC completely, you may be able to lower your risk. Talk to the health care team for more information about your cancer r...
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  • 6. Screening of Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • The doctor suggests a screening to see cancer before having any signs or symptoms. Scientists continue to develop tests that can screen a person for certain types of cancer. The overall aim of cancer screening is to - Lower the count of people who develop the diseaseLower the count of people wh...
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  • 7. Sign and Symptoms of Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • People with NPC may experience the following signs or symptoms. Sometimes, people with NPC don't have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom can be another medical condition that is not cancer. A lump in the neck, which is the most common symptomUnexplained weight lossPain and ringing ...
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  • 8. Diagnosis of Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Doctors perform many tests to find or diagnose cancer. They also do tests to see if cancer has spread to another part of the body from where it began. If this happens, it is called metastasis. For instance, imaging tests can represent if cancer has spread. Imaging tests show pictures of the body fr...
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  • 9. Stages and Grades for Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Staging is the procedure of determining where the tumour is located, whether it has spread or not, and how it grows. Doctors take many factors into consideration while assessing the cancer stage. Doctors use diagnostic tests to discover cancer's stage, so staging may not be complete until all te...
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  • 10. Types of Treatment for Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • "Standard to care" refers to the best-known treatment. In cancer care, different doctors work together to bring out an overall treatment plan for the patient. This is a multidisciplinary team.  Treatments recommendations depend on many factors: The size, grade and type of tumourIf the tumour...
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  • 11. Clinical Trials About Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • On the path to finding different ways to treat cancer; researchers have carried out various research and trials to find safe and effective treatments other than the standard ones. In fact, researchers have tested every drug in clinical trials that we use now. The clinical studies mainly focus on fi...
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  • 12. Latest Research On Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Doctors are learning more about Nasopharyngeal cancer; ways to prevent it; the best way to treat it; and how to give the best care to people diagnosed with this disease. The following research areas may comprise new alternatives for patients with the help of clinical trials. Always talk with the do...
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  • 13. Coping with Treatment for Nasopharyngeal Cancer 
  • A cancer diagnosis can be overburdening, but you can find ways to cope with stress and uncertainty with time. Whether chemotherapy or radiotherapy, every cancer treatment has its side effects that can cause changes in the body, either physically or mentally. People do not encounter the same side...
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  • 14. Follow-up Care for Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Care for a cancer patient does not end with the end of active treatment that was going on. Even after that, the health care team looks after the cancer recurrence, managing the side effects developed due to the treatment and monitoring your overall health. This is follow up care. Your follow-up ...
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  • 15. Survivorship for Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Survivorship can have different meanings for different people. But commonly, it refers to; Having no signs of cancer post-treatmentCancer survivorship initiates from the moment of diagnosis and continues during treatment and throughout a person's life. Survivorship is the most complicated par...
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  • 16. Question to ask your Healthcare Team for Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • When making up your mind about treatment, you must know every detail about the treatment you opt for. It would be best to ask questions about anything about cancer that you don't understand. Don't forget to ask the healthcare team questions during and after the treatment.  Questions to ask a...
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  • 17. Additional Resources for Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Here are a few links -  https://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/nasopharyngeal-cancerhttps://www.webmd.com/cancer/nasopharyngeal-cancerhttps://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/nasopharyngeal-carcinoma/symptoms-causes/syc-20375529https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21661-nasopharyng...
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