I have NPC. What are my treatment options?
|Radiotherapy – Radiation is the primary treatment of choice and is very effective in controlling and curing the disease. In some situations, surgery can be an option for those patients with small local tumor recurrence after radiation. A combination of chemotherapy and radiation is often used to treat advanced diseases.|
|Chemotherapy – Several factors are taken into account in deciding the chemotherapy regimen. Patients with advanced disease will have a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.|
|Surgery – Due to the anatomical position of NPC and its tendency to present with cervical lymph node metastases, it is often not conducive to surgery. Only a very small selected cases with very localized cancer in the NP may be a candidate for surgery.|
To find out more information, you should consult with your Otolaryngologist and Radiation Oncologist.