Nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Introduction
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma: A malignant cancer that occurs in the nasopharynx area which is the upper part of the throat. Often there are no symptoms until the cancer has metastasized to other parts of the body such as the neck.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is available below.
Symptoms of Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
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symptoms of Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Treatments for Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Related Patient Stories
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- What's wrong with my head and nose?
- Bad Cough and Soar Throat With a Runny Nose
- Throat Cancer
- Pressure: Nose Head etc.
- Throat & Nose Odor
- Bad Cough, Soar Throat, runny Nose After a week of smoking
- Throat/Neck Issues abound
Alternative Treatments for Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Nasopharyngeal carcinoma may include:
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Complications
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Causes of Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
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Research about Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
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Clinical Trials for Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally
and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Nasopharyngeal carcinoma include:
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Clinical Trials for Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Statistics for Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Broader Related Topics
Types of Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
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Definitions of Nasopharyngeal carcinoma:
Nasopharyngeal carcinomas are nonglandular carcinomas that arise in the nasopharynx. Nasopharyngeal carcinomas are very common in the Orient. Initial complaints are often due to middle-ear obstruction (otitis, hearing loss) or local invasion (headache, cranial nerve deficits). At least half of the patients with undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma are seen with cervical lymph node metastasis from an occult primary. The nasopharyngeal carcinomas are subtyped as keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma, nonkeratinizing carcinoma and undifferentiated carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma and nonkeratinizing carcinoma mainly develop in adults and are rare in childhood. In contrast, undifferentiated carcinoma often occurs in children and shows a bimodal age distribution, with peaks in the second and sixth decades. All forms of nasopharyngeal carcinoma occur more frequently in males. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is treated with radiation. Keratinizing squamous carcinomas are least radiation sensitive and have the poorest prognosis. Nonkeratinizing carcinomas have a survival rate intermediate between keratinizing and undifferentiated carcinomas or they behave like undifferentiated carcinomas. In several large series of cases treated with radiation, undifferentiated carcinoma had the following 5-year survival rates, according to stage: stage I: 50% to 60%; stage II: 20% to 30%; and stage III:5% to 20% (Sternberg's Diagnostic Surgical Pathology, 3rd ed., 1999). --2002
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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Nasopharyngeal carcinoma, or a subtype of Nasopharyngeal carcinoma,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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