Nasopharyngeal carcinoma primary prevention

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Homa Najafi, M.D.[2]Faizan Sheraz, M.D. [3]

Overview

There are no established measures for the primary prevention of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Although smoking and alcohol cessation may be effective.

Primary Prevention

There are no established measures for the primary prevention of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Effective measures for the primary prevention of nasopharyngeal carcinoma include:[1][2]

  • Smoking and alcohol cessation
  • Improving rates of early detection, early diagnosis and and early treatment

References

  1. Cao SM, Simons MJ, Qian CN (February 2011). "The prevalence and prevention of nasopharyngeal carcinoma in China". Chin J Cancer. 30 (2): 114–9. PMC 4013340. PMID 21272443.
  2. Tabuchi K, Nakayama M, Nishimura B, Hayashi K, Hara A (2011). "Early detection of nasopharyngeal carcinoma". Int J Otolaryngol. 2011: 638058. doi:10.1155/2011/638058. PMC 3118637. PMID 21716698.

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