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Surgery is not a common treatment for nasopharyngeal cancers, but it can be used.

Types of surgery

Surgery can be used to remove lymph nodes in your neck, remove your tumour or relieve your symptoms. See why and how you might have these operations.

Going into hospital

See what you need to take in, what to expect at the hospital and how to make your time there less stressful.

Preparing for surgery

Find out what happens before your surgery, which medical professionals you meet and why you learn certain exercises.

On the day

See what happens on the day of your surgery and how you have an anaesthetic.

After surgery

Find out what to expect after surgery, from waking up in the hospital to recovering fully. 

Last reviewed: 
02 Sep 2014

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