nasopharyngeal cancer

Definition / meaning of 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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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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