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What is the treatment for cancer of the nasal cavity?

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Dr. John Hoffmann
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Depends on stage: Nasal cavity cancers can be very dangerous. How they are treated is largely based on how extensive - what stage- it is. Commonly a combination of surgery and radiation is needed. Biopsy is needed for diagnosis and often c/t or pet scans are used to determine the extent of the cancer.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for cancer of the nasal cavity?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 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.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms for cancer of the nasal cavity?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 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.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Are there cancers of the nasal cavity?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 35 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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