Father With Nasopharyngeal Cancer, Does The Offspring Have The Potential Too?
Nasopharyngeal cancer is a malignant disease that attacks the throat area adjacent to the nose (nasopharynx). Usually the symptoms of this disease are detected too late because the location of the nasopharynx itself is "hidden" and not easy to examine and also early symptoms that resemble complaints. other diseases.
The exact cause of this disease is the result of genetic changes / mutations of the cells lining the nasopharyngeal tract, it's just that the exact cause is not known until now and is still in the research stage. What has been widely done are medical studies that link certain risk factors to nasopharyngeal cancer.
From what is known, the risk factors that increase the incidence of nasopharyngeal cancer include Epstein Barr virus infection and cigarette consumption.
Regarding your question, if you have nasopharyngeal cancer, are you also at risk for the same disease? This cannot be ascertained medically because as has been informed above, the exact cause is not known, only from some medical literature it is stated that genetic and environmental factors are one of the risk factors that increase the incidence of nasopharyngeal cancer, but it is not yet known what percentage of the risk is increased.
Suggestions for you right now are not to make this too anxious and lose hope, stay optimistic, and try to always adopt a healthy lifestyle, stay away from cigarettes and other excessive dust exposure, reduce consumption of preserved foods and try to do a medical check-up. routine and control to the doctor for complaints that feel persistent and annoying ..
Thank you and hope it helps