Doctor insights on:
Nasopharynx Cancer Symptoms
#1 is neck mass.: The most common presenting symptom of nasopharyngeal cancer is painless enlargement of lymph node(s) in the neck. This is followed by nasal symptoms such as discharge, bleeding, blocked nose. Next common would be ear symptoms such as hearing loss and ringing in the ears. Other symptoms include headache, vision problems, facial numbness, weight loss, jaw joint problems, and slurred speech. ...Read more
Two small soft tissue masses found in my nasopharynx. what is the chance they are cancer given that my brother has been diagnosed for NPC recently?
Unlikely: But possible. Brother with NPC does not really raise your risk unless of course you share the same risk factors. Your doc should have been able to look at these on CT scan or on nasopharyngoscope and give you a better read. A good look is better than any risk factor analysis.... ...Read more
Depends: It depends on several factors with the most important being the stage. This is determined by what the cancer is invading in the nasopharynx, whether there are lymph nodes involved, and whether is has spread to other organs. Other factors include your age and other medical conditions. ...Read more
Nasopharynx cancer (npc)! My father has npc second stage. Is there a cure? What are his odds of survival?
Good: Nasopharynx cancer is easily treated. In second stage therei are cervical lymph nodes but when high in neck it is easy to encompass a field where the pharyngeal lesion is hit by cross RT beams and the neck also treated with RT. Chemo is then given which in most instances is successful. Surgery most of the time is not indicated. ...Read more
What to do about nasopharynx cancer(npc)! my father has npc second stage.whats the survival rate for this cancer and is it curable?
About 60% survival: Nasopharynx Ca probably caused by the EBV virus arises in the posterior throat area just behind the nose. When localized it is easily treated by radiation therapy. When it spreads to the cervical nodes chemo such as the platinums are added. Here survival dropos to the 40% level. With newer drugs the survival however is improving. ...Read more
Unclear: Smoking and drinking contribute to the development of nasopharynx cancer, but not as clearly as with other head and neck cancers. It is a cancer that is more common in asia and the middle east, more common in men than woman, and is thought to be related in part to epstein barr virus infection, it is also more common in cultures with high intake of salted or pickled foods (like fish). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Tailbone cancer symptoms
- Difference between colon cancer symptoms and hemorrhoids
- Stomach cancer vs ulcer symptoms
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Diem brown ovarian cancer symptoms
- Symptoms of throat cancer in children
- Tailbone pain cancer symptoms
- Differences between symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and ovarian cancer
- Talk to a oncologist online for free