Nasopharyngeal cancer, or nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), is a rare malignant tumour that develops in the nasopharyngeal epithelium. The top region of the throat is referred to as the nasopharynx (behind the nose). The nasopharynx, oropharynx, and hypopharynx are all parts of the pharynx (throat), which is divided into three sections.
What are the symptoms of nasopharyngeal cancer?
- Early as well as late symptoms of nasopharyngeal cancer must be checked carefully.
Diagnosis of Nasopharyngeal cancer
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma diagnosis is a lengthy procedure. This includes a thorough review of the patient's medical history, as well as physical examinations that include a cranial nerve examination.
Nasopharyngeal cancer treatment
The treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer is determined by the stage at which the tumour was discovered, the patient's overall health, and the danger of metastases to nearby or distant organs.
Nasopharyngeal cancer survival rates
The prognosis of nasopharyngeal cancer patients is determined by the stage of the disease.
- Patients in stages 1 and 2 have a five-year survival rate of 90% and 84 percent, respectively.
- Patients in stages 3 and 4 have a five-year survival rate of 75 percent and 58 percent, respectively.