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Table 2 Causes of death for the 46 NPC patients

From: Forty-six cases of nasopharyngeal carcinoma treated with 50 Gy radiotherapy plus hematoporphyrin derivative: 20 years of follow-up and outcomes from the Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center

Cause No. of patients Percentage (%)
Recurrence alone 10 21.7
Nasopharynx 2 4.3
Cervical lymph nodes 4 8.7
Nasopharyngeal and cervical lymph nodes 4 8.7
Distant metastasis alone 7 15.2
Distant metastasis with recurrence in the nasopharynx 1 2.2
Others 12 26.1