Nasopharyngeal Cancer

Nasopharyngeal cancer is cancer of the nasopharynx, which is the upper portion of the throat behind the nose. Oropharyngeal cancer is cancer of the oropharynx, which is the mid area of the throat, right behind the mouth. This area includes the soft palate, the area around the tonsils, and the base of the tongue. Hypopharyngeal cancer is the lower part of the throat, which is at the beginning of the esophagus and larynx (voice box).