Nasopharyngeal Cancer

Treating nasopharyngeal cancer in St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou

In St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, we provide nasopharyngeal cancer patients with 18 advanced anticancer technologies and high quality services, and we will try our best to help them improve their living quality, relieve their pain and prolong their survival time. The MDT (Multidisciplinary Team) of St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou will tailor therapeutic plan for nasopharyngeal cancer patients based on their condition. Combining minimally invasive therapies with traditional Chinese medicine, nasopharyngeal cancer patients can avoid the suffering of traditional operation, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Meanwhile, experts will monitor the whole treatment, and adjust timely to improve the efficacy.

We can offer help if you are diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer. Online appointment or telephone appointment: +63-2-8221222(Landline), +63 915-4642818(Globe), +63 922-8083333(Sun). Contact us now.

Nasopharyngeal Cancer

What is Nasopharyngeal Cancer?

The nasopharynx is the space situated behind the nose and below the brain. It connects the nose to the windpipe. On its sidewall, a tube connects it to the ear. Nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) develops when cells of the lining of the nasopharynx behave abnormally. A cancerous lump is formed which then invades out of the nasopharynx into the brain, ear and the jaw. It can spread to the lymph glands on one or both sides of the neck. It can also spread via the bloodstream to the lungs, liver and bones.

Are You at Risk?

Diet Consumption of salted food such as vegetables, fish and meat is associated with NPC. Studies showed salted soy beans, canned pickled vegetables, szechuan vegetables and other salted vegetables are high risk food.

Epstein Barr Virus (EB virus)This virus has been found to be associated with NPC.

Genetic factors may play an important role in NPC. Blood tests can identify certain people at risk from NPC. Family history of Nasopharyngeal cancer increases the risks by four to ten-fold.

The Causes of Nasopharyngeal Cancer:

1. EB Virus is a lymphotropic DNA virus, which belongs to herpesviridae. It’s sporadic, but can cause a small epidemic, characterized by fever, skin rash, enlargements of lymph nodes, etc.

2. Environmental factor is also an important reason of nasopharyngeal cancer. Studies show that the Nickel content of nasopharyngeal cancer high prevalence is higher than that of nasopharyngeal low prevalence area. Animal studies show that Nickel can cause nasopharyngeal cancer.

3. Nasopharyngeal cancer is related to the race (the morbidity of the yellow is higher than that of the white) and genetic factor.

How to Prevent?

Eat plenty of fresh fruit, green vegetables and other sources of vitamin C to lower your cancer risk.

Avoid taking excessive amounts of salted fish and other preserved foodstuff.

Avoid active and secondary tobacco smoke exposure.

What are the Signs and Symptoms?

How is Nasopharyngeal Cancer Diagnosed?

How is Nasopharyngeal Cancer Treated?

What is the Outcome After Treatment?

Early stage: When the NPC is small and located only in the nasopharynx, the survival rate is very good (90%) after radiotherapy.

Intermediate stage: When the NPC has invaded the neighbouring organs or the lymph glands in the neck, the survival rate drops (50 to 75%).

Late stage: When the NPC has spread elsewhere in the body, the survival rate is poor (less than 10% of patients survived 5 years).

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