Nasopharyngeal Cancer

Nasopharyngeal cancer treatment for adults in San Diego

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Nasopharyngeal cancer treatment for adults in San Diego

Scripps physicians use the most advanced treatments, including surgery and biologic therapy, to eliminate cancer while maintaining quality of life. In addition, our multidisciplinary, collaborative board of cancer specialists reviews complex care plans to ensure patients receive the best possible care from diagnosis to recovery.

Detection of nasopharyngeal cancer

Nasopharyngeal cancer (or nasopharyngeal carcinoma) is a type of head and neck cancer that starts in the upper part of the throat (pharynx) behind the nose. The nostrils lead into this area of the throat, known as the nasopharynx, which includes openings on each side to the ears.

Treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer

Your Scripps cancer care team includes professionals from every area of oncology, including physicians, surgeons, radiation oncologists and nurses who specialize in cancer care. Learn more about how Scripps puts you at the center of care.

Nasopharyngeal cancer treatment locations

Scripps diagnoses and treats nasopharyngeal cancer at numerous locations throughout San Diego County. From Chula Vista and La Jolla to Encinitas and beyond, our extensive network of Southern California cancer care centers includes:


  • Four Scripps hospitals on five campuses
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Specialty cancer treatment centers


For details on specific centers and their services, visit cancer care locations.

Support groups, services and resources

As leaders in cancer care, we know what it takes to fight a winning battle. That’s why we equip our patients with the support and resources necessary to achieve their best possible outcome. From connecting you with support groups and services to empowering you with the latest resources and research, Scripps offers a comprehensive lineup to help you along every step of your cancer journey.