Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.
The prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options depend on the following:
The stage of the cancer (whether it affects part of the nasopharynx, involves the whole nasopharynx, or has spread to other places in the body).
The type of nasopharyngeal cancer.
The size of the tumor.
The patient's age and general health.
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WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute
September 04, 2014
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