Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma | Diagnosis & Treatment

How are nasopharyngeal carcinoma diagnosed?

In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, nasopharyngeal carcinoma is diagnosed with:

After all tests are completed, doctors will be able to outline the best treatment options.

What are the treatment options for nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is treated with: 

What is the long-term outlook for children with nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

The overall survival of children with nasopharyngeal carcinoma has improved over the last several decades, with survival rates ranging from 55 to 80 percent for children treated with a combination of radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinomas are difficult to treat, but the use of innovative cell therapy approaches has shown promising results.