A 20-year-old male asked:
Can sinus cancer develop from prolonged exposure to normal dust? can it occur in a 20 year old?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Sinus Cancer: It really depends on what you mean by normal dust... Typical outdoor dust is composed of dirty and other particulate matter. This has not been shown to be highly associated with sinus cancer. However, dust from a woodworking shop has been linked to sinus cancers in woodworkers, particularly certain types of soft woods. Typically it takes years of exposure and would be very uncommon in someone 20yr
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Last updated Oct 7, 2015
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