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Nasopharyngeal Cancer Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging

Know the signs and symptoms of nasopharyngeal cancer. Find out how nasopharyngeal cancer is tested for, diagnosed, and staged. 

Detection and Diagnosis

Finding cancer early, when it's small and before it has spread, often allows for more successful treatment.  Some early cancers may have signs and symptoms that can be noticed, but that's not always the case.

Stages and Outlook (Prognosis)

After a cancer diagnosis, staging provides important information about the extent of cancer in the body and likely response to treatment.

Questions to Ask About Nasopharyngeal Cancer

Here are some questions you can ask your cancer care team to help you better understand your cancer diagnosis and treatment options.