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
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
Specialist services are available at the following institutions:
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