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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for cancer of the nasal cavity?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Biopsy/histoath.: The diagnosis of this cancer is often made by lymph node biopsy, since the nasopharyngeal cancer ofthen presents with lymph node involvement. Otherwise, the patient will typically undergo a needle biopsy of this lesion, and when histopathologic information is available, a multidisciplinary discussion of the optimal treatment strategy will be undertaken.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms for cancer of the nasal cavity?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
One sided symptoms.: These are usually one-sided, and include epistaxis, or bloody dischrge from nose, serous otitis media, or fluid in the middle ear, and nasal obstruction. These occur late in the course of these cancers.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Are there cancers of the nasal cavity?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Head and neck cancers of a variety of types can develop in the nasal cavities. Actually they grow from the cells that line the cavities or invade from tumors in surrounding structures most commonly.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Cancer of the nasal cavity?

1 doctor answer7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Biopsy: When there is a growing mass in nasal cavity ,should have biopsy to confirm malignancy then should be treated.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Describe the features of cancer of the nasal cavity.?

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Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Bloody nose / mucus: Recurrent epistaxis (bloody noses) should be investigated, especially in older patients, or those who smoke. Sometimes nasal cavity cancer can cause a funny taste, or mucus drainage, or even physical deformity of the nose.
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Last updated May 26, 2012

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