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Risk Factors for Cancer of the Nasopharynx

A man with an alcoholic beverage Drinking large amounts of alcohol is one of the risk factors associated with nasopharyngeal cancer.

There is no way to know for sure if you're going to get cancer of the nasopharynx. Certain factors can make you more likely than someone else to get it. These are called risk factors. However, just because you have one or more risk factors doesn't mean you will get cancer of the nasopharynx. In fact, you can have all the risk factors and still not get it. Or you can have no known risk factors and get it.

Risk Factors for Nasopharyngeal Cancer

Risk Factors for Nasopharyngeal cancer may include the following:

 

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