cancer of the nose and throat

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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Authored by Dr. Robert Kwok
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my brother in law has stage 4 cancer spread from nose to throat and neck, but not any futher has had chemo and radiotherpy ( 6 weeks), if cured what chances of coming back, at this is stage what percentage does cure it if any?

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Even with Stage 4 head and neck cancers, some patient do survive. Survival depends in part on the site of origin. For nasopharynx cancers, the SEER data (from the National Cancer Institute) show 37% of patients still alive 10 years after diagnosis. Other sites of origin are better, or worse, than that number. These data are for patients diagnosed between 1988 and 2001. 2012 data may be better
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Dr. Manoj Reddy answered:

What is the cancer of nose and throat?

Two separate areas

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You might mean "what is cancer of head and neck" Nose and throat maybe grouped together due to the specialist that most commonly diagnoses the patient with head and neck cancer, Otolaryngologist or ENT (Ear Nose Throat doctor).
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Why is there nose bleeding in a nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Tumor erosion

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These tumors develope on the mucous membrane and erode into adjacent tissues including capillaries, causing bleeding.
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Dr. Uma G. Swamy answered:

What is treatmet of nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Depends

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Usually chemoradiation but there are caveats depending on the individual situation. Here is some additional info: http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/nasopharyngeal-cancer
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Dr. Manoj Reddy answered:

Nasopharynx related to nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Yes

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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a cancer of te nasopharynx- the uppermost of the pharynx bordered by the nasal cavity anteriorly, base of skull superiorly, eustacian tube laterally, soft palate inferiorly. Due to its location in close proximity to the base of skull/cavernous sinus, nasopharyngeal cancer is not typically managed with surgical resection,and requires chemotherapy and radiation.
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Why is there bleeding in nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Lesions irritated.

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Nasopharyngeal cancers cause bleeding probably because the lesions are not always well differentiated, and thus are easily irritated. Because these are usually squamous, and they may have a lot of blood vessels and break apart easily, causing bleeding.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

Can eb virus developing into nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Yes

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EBV is an etiologic factor in nasopharyngeal cancer. But there are other unknown factors, as EBV is universal but nasopharyngeal carcinoma has restricted geographic distribution, more common in east asia; genetic factors are likely involved.
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore answered:

How common is it for somebody to get nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Uncommon in U.S.

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This is not common in the U.S.- there are less than 3000 new cases each year. It is mcuh more common in east Asia (China mostly). It is related to infection with the EBV virus and common in smokers and drinkers typically.
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Dr. John T. Chiu answered:

My bloodtest report shows IgA level of 15 U/mL. Is this related to nasopharyngeal carcinoma or it could be something else?

Not related

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I suspect that you were being worked up for an immune deficiency issue due to recurrent infections. An isolated low IgA by itself does not mean much in most circumstances.
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My mother has undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma, she finished her chemo,but it's still there.her doctor says its ok,should I be worried?

Hard to say

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The usual treatment for this disease is chemotherapy radiation and occasionally antibodies. I am not sure what was meant by "still there". I suggest that you ask her doctor to explain. I would expect that you will get the answer you need
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