Nasopharyngeal cancer isa rare type of cancer that affects the part of the throat connecting the back of the nose to the back of the mouth (the pharynx) .
In the UK, only about 240 people are diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer each year.
Nasopharyngeal cancer shouldn't be confused with other types of cancer that also affect the throat, such as Laryngeal (larynx) cancer and oesophageal cancer .
Find out what nasopharyngeal cancer is, what the signs and symptoms are, what causes it, and how it's diagnosed and treated.
It's often difficult to recognise nasopharyngeal cancer because the symptoms are similar to other, less serious conditions. Also, many people with nasopharyngeal cancer don't have any symptoms until t
The exact cause of nasopharyngeal cancer is unknown, buta number of factors can increase your risk of developing the condition. These include: being of south Chinese or north African descent having a
If you see your GP with symptoms that could indicate nasopharyngeal cancer, they'll usually ask about your symptoms and carry out some examinations. This may involve examining your throat using a smal
If you're diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer, you'll be cared for by a team of different specialists who work together called a multidisciplinary team (MDT). Members of your MDT will discuss with yo