Nasopharyngeal Cancer

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Overview

Nasopharyngeal cancers are malignant tumors that develop in the upper part of the throat and behind the nose (doctors call this area the nasopharynx), near the base of the skull. The disease can be complex, affecting breathing, swallowing, and talking. At Duke, our experienced nasopharyngeal cancer team includes cancer specialists, skull base tumor experts, ENT (ear, nose, and throat) doctors, head and neck surgeons, speech therapists, and others who work together to provide you or your child with complete care.