Nasopharyngeal carcinoma NPC is distinct from other cancers of the head and neck in biology, epidemiology, histology, natural history, and response to treatment. Radiation therapy is an essential component of curative-intent of non-disseminated disease and the association of chemotherapy improves the rates of survival. These differences justify a different approach. NPC is an unusual tumor in our country. In Europe, in the rate of incidence was 0.
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Rhinopharyngeal cancer is one of the best indications for conformal radiotherapy with modulated intensity. Due to the high dose gradient, accurate delineation of target volumes and organs at risk is a critical success factor with this technology.
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What Is Nasopharyngeal Cancer?
Rhinopharyngeal cancer is one of the best indications for conformal radiotherapy with modulated intensity. Due to the high dose gradient, accurate delineation of target volumes and organs at risk is a critical success factor with this technology. This requires a good knowledge of rhinopharyngeal radioanatomy and optimal imaging techniques. Journal page Archives Contents list.
SEOM clinical guideline in nasopharynx cancer (2017)
The throat pharynx is a muscular tube that runs from the back of your nose down into your neck. It contains three sections: the nasopharynx, oropharynx and laryngopharynx, which is also called the hypopharynx. Nasopharyngeal nay-zoh-fuh-RIN-jee-ul carcinoma is cancer that occurs in the nasopharynx, which is located behind your nose and above the back of your throat. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is rare in the United States. It occurs much more frequently in other parts of the world — specifically Southeast Asia. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is difficult to detect early.