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Nasopharyngeal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Nasopharyngeal Cancer

For more information from the National Cancer Institute about nasopharyngeal cancer, see the following:

  • Head and Neck Cancer Home Page
  • Throat (Laryngeal and Pharyngeal) Cancer Home Page
  • Oral Complications of Chemotherapy and Head/Neck Radiation
  • Drugs Approved for Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancers

For general cancer information and other resources from the National Cancer Institute, see the following:

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    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: September 04, 2014
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