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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



nasopharyngeal cancer  listen  (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).