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Chances of an 19 year old developing sinus cancer i have been having nosebleeds most likely due to living in mississippi but still freaking out and have been feeling lumps that i hope are due to anxiety everywhere where google says there will be?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
You don't have cancer; you're having nose bleeds. If they stop, using direct pressure from the side for ten minutes, they're not serious. Then just baby your nose, don't blow it or fiddle with it for a week and they'll stop. We'd need a lot more information to figure out what these lumps are. You need to quit worrying and just see a doctor before you let a simple thing get out of hand.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
In addition to the advice by Dr. Ziegler, you may apply small amount of emollient to the opening of the nose. Do not use too much to avoid inhaling the emollient. If that does not resolve the issue, see an ENT doctor for consideration of cauterization of the bleeding site. Sinus cancer at your age is very unlikely. Wish you good health!
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
You probably have less chance of cancer than being struck by lightning. There's a saying, "A little bit off knowledge is a dangerous thing." Your physician has at least 10 years of training beyond high school learning how to interpret data. You tried to interpret data with just a few computer clicks. Please see your Physician. You'll be glad you did.
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Last updated Sep 20, 2021
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