As with any cancer, treatment is highly dependent on the stage
The treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer usually involves radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or surgery. But, of course, there are cases where the doctor recommends a combination of these treatments.
Case in point: Stage 1 nasopharyngeal cancer usually only needs radiotherapy. On the other hand, the doctor may recommend chemoradiation followed by more chemotherapy to patients with stage 2 nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Stage 3 may call for radiotherapy followed by surgery, and stage 4 may need more chemotherapy for metastasis, which means the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is rare. Patients may find it difficult to detect it early because nasopharyngeal cancer symptoms are similar to those of less serious conditions. Furthermore, most patients do not manifest symptoms until the cancer is in the later stages.
Depending on the stage, treatment modalities for nasopharyngeal cancer involve radiotherapy, chemotherapy, surgery, or a combination of them.
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