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 risk.

If you’re concerned about the risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma, you can consider avoiding habits that have been in line with the disease. For example, you may choose to cut back on the amount of salt-cured foods you eat or avoid these foods altogether.

Although one cannot control some of the risk factors of NPC, like ancestry, one can avoid several others by making lifestyle changes and forming habits. Stopping the use of all tobacco products is the most important thing a person should do to reduce their risk of NPC, even for people who have used tobacco products for many years.