What is nasopharyngeal cancer?
Nasopharyngeal (say: "nay-zo-fair-in-gee-al") cancer is a malignant tumor that develops in the nasopharynx (say: "nay-zo-fair-inks"). The nasopharynx is the area where the back part of your nose opens into your upper throat. This is also where tubes from your ears open into your throat.
Nasopharyngeal Cancer and the Southeast Asian Patient by H Cheng (American Family Physician May 01, 2001, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20010501/1776.html)
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