nasopharyngeal cancer

nasopharyngeal cancer
Cancer that forms in tissues of the nasopharynx (upper part of the throat behind the nose). Most nasopharyngeal cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (cancer that begins in flat cells lining the nasopharynx).

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  • stage IV nasopharyngeal cancer — is divided into stages IVA, IVB, and IVC. In stage IVA, cancer has spread beyond the nasopharynx and may have spread to the cranial nerves, the hypopharynx (bottom part of the throat), areas in and around the side of the skull or jawbone, and/or… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage I nasopharyngeal cancer — Cancer is found in the nasopharynx (the upper part of the throat behind the nose) only …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage III nasopharyngeal cancer — Cancer (1) is found in the nasopharynx and has spread to lymph nodes on both sides of the neck; or (2) has spread into the soft tissues (oropharynx and/or nasal cavity) and to lymph nodes on both sides of the neck; or (3) has spread beyond the… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage II nasopharyngeal cancer — Stage II is divided into stage IIA and stage IIB. In stage IIA, cancer has spread from the nasopharynx (the upper part of the throat behind the nose) to the oropharynx (the middle part of the throat that includes the soft palate, the base of the… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Nasopharyngeal carcinoma — Classification and external resources Metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma in a lymph node ICD 10 C …   Wikipedia

  • Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma — Der Nasopharynx (Nasenrachenraum) Klassifikation nach …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • nasopharyngeal — Relating to the nose or nasal cavity and the pharynx. SYN: rhinopharyngeal (1). * * * na·so·pha·ryn·geal .nā zō fə rin j(ē )əl, .far ən jē əl adj of, relating to, or affecting the nose and pharynx or the nasopharynx <nasopharyngeal cancer>… …   Medical dictionary

  • Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma — Classification and external resources DiseasesDB 32229 …   Wikipedia

  • Cancer — For other uses, see Cancer (disambiguation). Cancer Classification and external resources …   Wikipedia

  • Cancer staging — The stage of a cancer is a description (usually numbers I to IV with IV having more progression) of the extent the cancer has spread. The stage often takes into account the size of a tumor, how deeply it has penetrated, whether it has invaded… …   Wikipedia

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