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 .

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 25 Nov 2016