Treatments for nasopharyngeal cancer
If you have nasopharyngeal cancer, your healthcare team will create a treatment plan just for you. It will be based on your health and specific information about the cancer. When deciding which treatments to offer for nasopharyngeal cancer, your healthcare team will consider:
- the stage of the cancer
- the location of the cancer
- your age and overall health
- what you prefer or want
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