ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many people learn they have this type of cancer each year and some general survival information. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.
NPC is uncommon in the United States, with about 2,900 people diagnosed each year. In the past few years, the rate at which Americans have been developing this cancer has been slowly decreasing. NPC is much more common in Asia and North Africa. For instance, it is a fairly common cancer in Southeast China.