Posted by: | 2019/07/24


Is advanced stage 3 Nasopharyngeal cancer treatable?

If so, what are the treatment options and chances of success? Patient is experiencing persistent headaches?

Expert's Reply


Cancer expert
- 2019/07/25

Dear Anonymous
Advanced Stage 3 Nasopharyngeal cancer is both treatable and curable if diagnosed early enough. Treatment options and recommendations depend on various factors, including the type of cancer, the stage of the cancer and the patient's overall health. The main treatment of Stage 3 Nasopharyngeal cancer may include Radiation Therapy followed by Surgery to remove any cancer-containing lymph nodes in the neck (those that remained after radiation therapy as well as those that possibly came back). Chemotherapy may also be given before, or after, radiation therapy. Another treatment option would be to find out about a possible clinical trial. Availability of clinical trials in South Africa can be found at (MCH). 

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