Talk:Nasopharynx cancer

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The statement: " This is largely due to the South East Asian diet which typically includes consumption of salted vegetables, fish and meat." has no reference to back it up, and I have read that the cause of the elevated rates of this cancer in Asia is unknown. It's anecdotal to blame it on the diet (although diet is of course a viable theory). There's a throat cancer in the same area that's blamed on "thousand-year-old" eggs, and other fermented foods.

By the way, Babe Ruth died of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (and underwent experimental treatment for it). It might be a good idea to add that to this wiki entry. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.14.154.3 (talk) 23:18, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Well, IARC lists Chinese style salted fish as a carcinogen for nasopharyngeal carcinoma.--Jsjsjs1111 (talk) 06:51, 28 July 2012 (UTC)

Copyright review[edit]

Someone reported a possible copyright problem to WP:CP.

It appears that this edit (and maybe others) introduced material verbatim from this source

The article indicates it is Open Access. There terms are here. I am not convinced this is fully compatible with out licensing requirements but will check with our resident expert. However, at a minimum it needs citation. I'd prefer to let editors conversant with the subject matter make any necessary changes, so I will contact the top three contributors to this article, but anyone reading this, feel free to fix.--SPhilbrick(Talk) 00:45, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

I checked with Monnriddengirl, who confirmed my concern that the licensing is not compatible, so the included material has to go. It would be best if a subject matter expert did it, because they could rewrite appropriately.--SPhilbrick(Talk) 00:18, 31 March 2013 (UTC)
I removed this section, leaving the reference instead, as well as another copypasted section. My understanding is that the article is now clean.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:33, 8 April 2013 (UTC)