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Glossary: nasopharyngeal cancer, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

nasopharyngeal cancer

(NAY-zoh-fuh-RIN-jee-ul KAN-ser)

Cancer that forms in tissues of the nasopharynx (upper part of the throat behind the nose). Most nasopharyngeal cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (cancer that begins in flat cells lining the nasopharynx).



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