How is nasopharyngeal cancer treated?
Radiation is quite successful in treating cancer in the nasopharynx. You might also need to have chemotherapy (medicines used to treat cancer). Radiation and chemotherapy can make you feel tired and sick to your stomach. You might also have headaches for a while after radiation treatment.
Many people with nasopharyngeal cancer can live normal lives. You are more likely to be cured if you find it early and the cancer has not spread to other parts of the body.
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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