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Doctor insights on: Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Prognosis

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What is nasophayrnx nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

What is nasophayrnx nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Uncommon: This is a cancer that has arisen from the epithelium of the back part of your nasal passages, either from the flat protective cells (squamous) or the glandular cells (adenocarcinoma). Unlike oral cancers, which are usually related to tobacco, the causes of these cancers after often unknown. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Nasopharynx related to nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Nasopharynx related to nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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Nasophayrnx nasopharyngeal carcinoma, what is this?

Nasophayrnx nasopharyngeal carcinoma, what is this?

Pharynx is: "doctorese" for throat, which connect higher (naso), back of (oro) and below (hypo) toward larynx and swallowing tube. The cancers in the nasopharynx may be related to a virus (EBV, not HPV) and asians are more apt. Hope this helps ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

How common is it for somebody to get nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Uncommon in U.S.: 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. ...Read more

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If I plan to get my medical tests done over vacation, will I need to go back for more for nasopharyngeal carcinoma? I want to wrap this up in one week if possible.

Rethink this: Nasopharyngeal cancer is probably going to involve a rather protracted course of therapy that may involve in addition to testing, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. This is something you need to make time for to try to ensure you have a chance to have time in the future. ...Read more

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Why is there bleeding in nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Why is there bleeding in nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Lesions irritated.: 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. ...Read more

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What is treatmet of nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Depends: Usually chemoradiation but there are caveats depending on the individual situation. Here is some additional info: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/nasopharyngeal-cancer. ...Read more

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Can you get nasopharyngeal carcinoma from kissing multiple people?

Can you get nasopharyngeal carcinoma from kissing multiple people?

Basically no: There's a rare nasopharyngeal carcinoma related to Epstein-Barr virus, the bug that causes infectious mono. This is no reason to forego kissing. ...Read more

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Why is there nose bleeding in a nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Why is there nose bleeding in a nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Tumor erosion: These tumors develope on the mucous membrane and erode into adjacent tissues including capillaries, causing bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma with diagram? Thank you

What is the pathophysiology of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma with diagram? Thank you

Damage to DNA: It is linked to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Sometimes, genetic material (DNA) from the virus mixes with the DNA in the cells of the nasopharynx. The change in DNA causes cells to grow and divide abnormally, causing cancer. Also the risk for nasopharyngeal cancer goes up if you eat a diet rich in salt-cured fish and meat. Tobacco and alcohol also increase the risk. You can put diagram together. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Throat Cancer (Definition)

The throat is a complicated area and is divided into several different areas including the vocal cords, the larynx, the glottis and supra-glottic areas. The cancers in these areas are usually of the squamous cell variety. The distinctions are important as they help to determine the ...Read more


Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more