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.

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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...

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...

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...

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.

More info needed. Hi kaleyc123. We need more information from you to adequately answer your question. What has your treatment been to date and how effective has the treatment been? Do your doctors advise more treatment? Read more...
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...

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...

What is treatmet of nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

See an ENT ASAP. Several treatments are available depending on the cancer site and severity; but most important is getting treated now! Read more...
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...

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...

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...
Well .... yes and no. Most nasopharyngeal carcinomas Type II and Type III are related to (and possibly caused by) a common virus called Epstein-Barr virus - the same virus that give you Mononucleosis. Since 90-95% of adults in America show previous exposure to this virus ... but only about 1/100,000 Americans gets this cancer --it's possible to get the virus, but REALLY rare to get the cancer. Very high rate in China. Read more...