Decorative image


The treatment you might have depends on the stage and type of your nasopharyngeal cancer.

Who treats you

A team of doctors and other health professionals discuss the best treatment and care for you. See who might be involved at different stages of your treatment.

Treatment decisions

Find out how your doctor decides what treatment you need, and which types of treatment you might have.


Radiotherapy uses high energy waves to kill cancer cells. It is the main type of treatment for nasopharyngeal cancers. See how you might have it. 


Chemotherapy uses anti cancer drugs to destroy cancer cells. See how you might have it for nasopharyngeal cancer.


Having chemotherapy and radiotherapy at the same time is called chemoradiotherapy. See how you might have it for nasopharyngeal cancer.


Surgery is not a common treatment for nasopharyngeal cancers, but it can be used. See why and how you might have it.

Follow up

After treatment, you have regular check ups to look for any signs of the cancer coming back or spreading. This is called follow up.

Last reviewed: 
02 Sep 2014

Information and help