Carcinoma of nasopharynx in twins



Carcinoma of the nasopharynx is reported in young dizygotic male twins. Presenting symptoms were similar, and time of onset was almost simultaneous. They were both treated by telecobalt irradiation and are in full remission for over 2 years. Aspects of the peculiar racial distribution of this tumor are discussed. This appears to be the first report of a familial occurrence of this well-known but rare tumor.