A Family Affair
Some cancers, such as nasopharyngeal cancer, are hereditary. That means that if someone in your family such as a parent, grandparent, or cousin was diagnosed with NPC, your chances of having the disease automatically increase.
This is why getting screened for nasopharyngeal cancer should be a family affair. It’s true that cancer is a disease that can sometimes be difficult to discuss with family and friends, but having the support of those closest to you can often make things easier. When NPC runs in your family, it’s important to talk about the risks associated with the disease.
Nasopharyngeal cancer screens can now detect the disease before obvious symptoms appear, so it’s beneficial for anyone with a family history of NPC to get screened early. Getting screened together will benefit everyone’s health, and can also open up dialogue about risk factors and healthy living.