The survivability of nasopharyngeal cancer depends on a variety of factors that affect the type of treatment used and the effectiveness of the treatment. The survivability factors include the following:
- The stage of the cancer
- The type of the nasopharyngeal cancer
- Size of the tumor
- Age and overall health of the patient
These factors can determine how to a patient’s cancer is treated. The prognosis for some patients can include permanent side effects. Each patient must speak to their doctor to ensure they fully understand the side effects and risks of treatment.