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Nasopharyngeal Cancer

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A type of head and neck cancer, nasopharyngeal cancer develops in the nasopharyx, the top section of the pharynx (throat tube). The nostrils lead to the nasopharynx, while there is a hole on either side leading to the ear. Patients of Chinese or Asian ancestry have a higher risk of developing this cancer. Doctors at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute treat this condition using the most advanced technology and procedures available. We specialize in minimally invasive surgery to reduce side effects and pain. See if our innovative approach to cancer treatment is an option for your condition. Schedule an appointment today. 

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Nasopharyngeal cancer is a type of head and neck cancer that occurs in the top portion of the throat tube (pharynx). The nasopharynx is located above the trachea and behind the nose. In fact the nostrils lead to the nasopharynx. Also the tube has a hole on either side leading to the ear.

Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common type of nasopharygeal cancer diagnosed in patients. This begins as cancerous cells in the lining of the nasopharynx.

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