News Letter
Information about Nasopharengyal

 

Nasopharynx cancer is uncommon in Indian sub-continent except for NE region of the country. In India incidence of cancer of the oral cavity and other parts of pharynx is high compared to nasopharynx cancer. The incidence of NPC is low in most part of the world (an age-adjusted incidence of less than 1 per 100,000 people). The rates are twice as high in males as in females. However, the incidence of the disease is higher in certain population and geographical regions of the world. It mainly affects people from southern China.

 

Nasopharyngeal cancer causes painful symptoms. Our Rasayana Therapy shows excellent results in relieving symptoms of patients and improving patient’s quality of life. Rasayana helps to reduce the risk of disease spread. Rasayana Therapy increases patients survival by many folds. If taken with conventional anticancer therapies Rasayana improves tolerability to chemotherapy and radiotherapy and helps patient to comfortably complete the prescribed cycles with minimum toxicity.

 

Rasayana Therapy has also showed tumor regression in several  patients.

 

· Lump or mass in neck which is painless and not tender.

 

· Hearing loss.

 

· Ringing in ear or fullness of ear (especially on one side of ear ).

 

· Recurrent ear infections.

 

· Bleeding from nose.

 

· Headache.

 

· Facial pain or numbness.

 

· Blurred vision or double vision.

 

· Trouble in opening mouth.

 

· Smoking cigarettes.

· Drinking alcohol.

· Chewing tobacco.

· Diet.

· EBV  (Epstein-Barr virus ).

· Genetic factors.

· Pre- cancerous conditions.

 

Diagnosis of Nasopharyngeal cancer is done by clinical examination of lumps in the neck, symptoms, along with

 

· Biopsy.

· Endoscopic biopsy.

·  FNAC.

· Chest X-Ray to find out spread of disease in lungs.

· CT Scan.

· MRI.

· PET Scan.

 

Treatment options are surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or a combination of these. Selection of treatment depends on various disease related factors like disease site, stage, anatomical accessibility of the tumor and overall well being of the patient.

 

· Surgery: Surgery is often used to remove the lymph nodes.

 

. Removal of lymph nodes depends on the spread of the disease.

 

. Partial neck dissection in which lymph node closer to primary tumor are removed.

. Modified radical neck dissection removes lymph nodes on one side.

. Radical neck dissection removes nearly all lymph nodes.

 

· Radiation therapy: It can be used as the primary treatment, or in the adjuvant post operative settings. Indications and technique will depend on anatomical location of the tumor. Acute skin reactions, mucosites are more common side effects of radiotherapy.

 

· Chemotherapy: Agents such as 5-flurouracil, cisplatin and methotreaxate can produce high response rates,    however responses tend to be short lived, regrowth is often rapid, and there is no evidence to show any survival benefit. Chemotherapy in the neoadjuvant setting and concurrent with radiotherapy along with newer agents are the subjects of current clinical trials. Myelosuppression and mucosites are the most common side effects of this therapy.

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