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nasopharynx

[nay-zoh-FAIR-ingks] the part of the throat (pharynx) that lies above and behind the soft palate, behind the structures of the nose. Compare with oropharynx, pharynx.

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What is nasopharyngeal cancer?

Nasopharyngeal cancer is a form of cancer that affects the cells of
the nasopharynx. Learn ... About the nasopharynx. The ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/nasopharyngealcancer/detailedguide/nasopharyngeal-cancer-what-is-nasopharyngeal-cancer

How is nasopharyngeal cancer diagnosed?

... exam of the nasopharynx. The nasopharynx is a difficult area to examine. ...
Exams of the nasopharynx. The nasopharynx is located ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/nasopharyngealcancer/detailedguide/nasopharyngeal-cancer-diagnosis

How is nasopharyngeal cancer staged?

... Tis: Carcinoma in situ (cancer cells are found only in the surface layer of the
nasopharynx but have not invaded into deeper layers). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/nasopharyngealcancer/detailedguide/nasopharyngeal-cancer-staging

Nasopharyngeal Cancer

... To understand nasopharyngeal cancer, it helps to know about the structure
and function of the nasopharynx. About the nasopharynx ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003124-pdf.pdf

Treatment options by stage of nasopharyngeal cancer

... Stages II, III, IVA and IVB. These cancers have spread outside of the
nasopharynx and often to lymph nodes in the neck or above the collarbone. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/nasopharyngealcancer/detailedguide/nasopharyngeal-cancer-treating-by-stage

Do we know what causes nasopharyngeal cancer?

... In recent years, scientists have studied how the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) may
cause cells in the nasopharynx to become cancerous, but much still ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/nasopharyngealcancer/detailedguide/nasopharyngeal-cancer-what-causes

What's new in nasopharyngeal cancer research and treatment ...

... Many studies are looking at how Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection and other
risk factors cause cells of the nasopharynx to become cancerous. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/nasopharyngealcancer/detailedguide/nasopharyngeal-cancer-new-research

Can nasopharyngeal cancer be found early?

... They are given regular exams of the nasopharynx and neck. This approach
can also be used in families when one member has developed NPC. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/nasopharyngealcancer/detailedguide/nasopharyngeal-cancer-detection

Surgery for nasopharyngeal cancer

... Because the nasopharynx is a hard place to operate on and because other
types of treatment are often effective, surgery is seldom the main ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/nasopharyngealcancer/detailedguide/nasopharyngeal-cancer-treating-surgery