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Glossary for Nasopharyngeal carcinoma

  • Breathing difficulties: Various types of breathing difficulty (dyspnea).
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Cervical lymphadenopathy: The enlargement of the cervical lymph nodes
  • Conductive hearing loss: Hearing loss due to a defect in the external auditory canal or middle ear.
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Exercise: The use of the human muscles to improve ones health
  • Head and neck cancer: Any cancerous tumor affecting the head and/or neck region.
  • Head and neck tumors: Any tumors afflicting the head or neck regions, including both cancerous and benign tumors.
  • Leishmaniasis: A rare infectious disease caused by any of a number of parasitic Leishmania species. Infection can cause any of three different manifestations: cutaneous leishmaniasis, mucosal leishmaniasis and visceral leishmaniasis.
  • Metastatic cancer: Any cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
  • Middle ear infection: Infection of middle ear also called otitis media.
  • Nasal obstruction: An obstruction in the nasal cavity. The obstruction may be caused by such things as an inserted object, tumor, swollen nasal passages due to allergy, hypertension or structural abnormalities of the nose.
  • Nasopharynx cancer: A condition which is characterized a malignancy located in the nasopharynx
  • No symptoms: The absence of noticable symptoms.
  • Nosebleeds: The discharge of blood from the nose
  • Respiratory conditions: Any condition that affects the respiratory system
  • Respiratory system tumors:
  • Throat cancer: A malignancy in the throat
  • Tonsilitis: Inflammation of the tonsils in the throat.


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