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Surgery for nasopharyngeal cancer

Surgery is not a common treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer, but it can be used. Find out when you might need surgery and what happens during and after the operation.

Types of surgery for nasopharyngeal cancer

Find out when you might have surgery for nasopharyngeal cancer and the type of operation you might have.

Preparing for surgery for nasopharyngeal cancer

Find out about the tests you might have before surgery, what to expect at the pre assessment clinic and what might happen the evening before your operation.

Going into hospital for surgery for nasopharyngeal cancer

Get tips on what you need to take in to hospital and what you might need to sort out before your hospital stay, such as care for your pet.

On the day of surgery for nasopharyngeal cancer

Read about what happens on the day of your surgery and how you have a general anaesthetic.

After nasopharyngeal cancer surgery

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

Last reviewed: 
19 Feb 2021
Next review due: 
19 Feb 2024
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