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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma: clinical trends

  • R Indudharan (a1), K. A. Valuyeetham (a2), T. Kannan (a3) and D. S. Sidek (a1)

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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is one of the most difficult diseases to diagnose at an early stage. The clinical presentation of 122 patients with confirmed NPC is described and the findings analysed. The common modes of presentation and cases where detailed nasopharyngeal examination need to be performed are highlighted. We emphasize the importance of health education and training for primary care physicians for early detection of these cases.

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Address for correspondence: R. Indudharan, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia. Fax: 09-7653370 email: dharan@kb.usm.my

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Presented at the 13th Asia Pacific Cancer Conference, 17–20 November 1996.

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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma: clinical trends

  • R Indudharan (a1), K. A. Valuyeetham (a2), T. Kannan (a3) and D. S. Sidek (a1)

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