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Flashcards in Nasopharyngeal Deck (13):
1

Where does NPC metastasize (3)?

- Bone
- Lung
- Liver

2

Disease classification for NPC:

TNM (tumor, node, metastasis)

3

Treatment of choice for NPC?

Radiation Therapy

4

Is surgery used for NPC?

Rarely used

5

Can chemotherapy be used for NPC?

Yes (Has to do with timing)

6

Total average dose for NPC?

6500-7500 cGy

7

Radiation Therapy side effects for NPC?

Xerostomia (dryness of the mouth)

8

How many cases of NPC are there each year?

2000 new cases ea year

9

What area (location) are NPC's most common?

Asia

10

Risk factors for NPC (3)?

- Diet
- Epstein-Barr Virus
- Heredity

11

Symptoms for NPC (3)?

- Neck mass
- Hearing loss
- Nasal blockage

12

Types of NPC? (Histopathology)

- Keratinizing Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Nonkeratinizing Carcinoma
- Undifferentiated carcinoma
- Lymphoepithelioma

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Imaging for NPC (2)?

- MRI
- PET