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Nasopharyngeal Cancer

MIMI C. YU and JIAN-MIN YUAN

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0031
Nasopharyngeal Cancer

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Cancer of the nasopharynx is a rare human malignancy with an incidence well under 1 per 100,000 population per year. Regardless of race and geography, the commonest form of nasopharyngeal cancers are those arising from the epithelial cells lining the nasopharynx. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of nasopharyngeal Cancer (NPC). Topics covered include classification, demographic patterns, environmental factors, host factors, and preventive measures.

Keywords: nasopharynx; cancer risk; risk factors; cancer prevention; cancer epidemiology

Chapter.  7143 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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