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Nasopharyngeal cancer

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Nasopharyngeal cancer is cancer that affects the nasopharynx. This is the area where the nose and throat connect. This type of cancer is sometimes called throat cancer; however, throat cancer can also refer to:

Nasopharyngeal cancer is a rare type of cancer. More men than women are affected and it is most common in people aged between 50 and 60.

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Health A-Z: cancer

Cancer Research UK: nasopharyngeal cancer

Macmillan: cancer of the nasopharynx

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