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Nasopharyngeal Cancer

Nasopharyngeal Cancer - Causes and Risk Factors

Nasopharyngeal Cancer - Preparing for surgery

Nasopharyngeal Cancer - Post-surgery care

Nasopharyngeal Cancer - Other Information

I have several relatives with nasopharyngeal cancer. None of them smoke. Why did they get it?

Nasopharyngeal cancer is not directly associated with smoking. It may be a virus-related cancer and therefore found in members of a close community or family but is not contagious. Although not proven to be hereditary, nasopharynx cancer is known to be present in several members of one family.

I have a painless neck lump. It did not get better after antibiotics. What should I do next?

Painless neck lumps may be due to infection of the mouth and throat area or it may be a benign lump. It is best to seek medical attention in case it is cancerous. If there are no obvious reasons for the neck lump such as throat infection or tuberculosis, surgical removal of the lump and sending it for further testing may be necessary.

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