Treatment Of Nasopharyngeal Cancer?

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I want to ask, my mother has had nasopharyngeal cancer. She has undergone 20x radiotherapy, it should be 35 times because the hospital has 2 weeks off because of Eid, does it affect the cancer cells itself? My mother’s tongue is also tilted, can it return to normal after the treatment is complete?

1 Answer:

Hello Dhiana, Thank you for the question.

Nasopharyngeal cancer is the growth of abnormal cells / cancer cells that appear in the area behind the nose and roof of the throat caused by a gene mutation. However, the cause of this gene mutation is not certain. Early stage nasopharyngeal cancer patients can be treated with radiotherapy. Radiotherapy should be given consistently in order to remain optimal in overcoming the development of cancer cells (shrinking cancer cells). Due to the absence of information regarding the method of radiotherapy that your mother has received (especially regarding the distance of radio therapy so far), you should consult with the specialist who treats your mother about the impact of delaying this therapy. There are several methods of giving radiotherapy 1-2 weeks apart.

A slanted tongue is generally caused by the size of the cancer pushing against the surrounding tissue, one of which is the tongue. If no other complications are found, and if the size of the cancer has decreased, it is hoped that the position of the tongue will improve but may not be as perfect as before.

Please discuss further with the specialist who treats your mother because after all the doctor has examined your mother and understands her condition better.

I hope this helps.

Dr. Aloisia

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