The nasopharynx is an area just behind the nose and above the back of the throat. The cells lining the nasopharynx can become cancerous and give rise to nasopharyngeal cancer, more commonly known as nose cancer.
It affects men more frequently than women and is the 8th most common cancer among men in Singapore.
NPC often does not show any symptoms in the early stages. Some of the signs and symptoms listed above may be caused by a number of problems and may not indicate the presence of cancer, but if any of the above symptoms persists or is bothering you, do consult your doctor for advice.
Screening for nasopharyngeal cancer is currently not recommended.
The treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer is radiation therapy, with chemotherapy added for advanced cases and occasionally surgery for relapses.
Specialist services are available at the following institutions:
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