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Dr. Lester Thompson
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Nasal Cancer (Overview)

Malignancy involving the nose.


Dr. Lester Thompson
62 doctors shared insights

Nasal Cancer (Overview)

Malignancy involving the nose.


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What are the different kinds of nasal cancer?

What are the different kinds of nasal cancer?

Vague question: There are many types of skin cancer which of course can affect the outside of the nose (basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma being the most common). Cancers can also arise from the inside of the nose, and there are many different types there as well. They behave differently and require different treatments as well. See your ENT if you have concerns in this area. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand Dr. Brand
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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
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Apply sunscreen
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Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
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See a dermatologist for checkups
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Is cancer in post nasal Space curable?

Yes: Tumors in this region are the nasopharynx malignancies and are readily curable. The treatment of choice is to use parallel opposing radiation ports with IMRT to the site of the lesion which is easily identified by nasopharyngoscopy with a nasal scope. This should be followed by chemotherapy for about 6 cycles. If there are no cervical nodes to handle the lesion should easily be cured. ...Read more

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Can non-smokers get larynx cancer?

Can non-smokers get larynx cancer?

Yes but rare: The most common larynx cancer is squamous cell carcinoma. This is almost always related to tobacco use. Non smokers can get it, but it is rare. There are also other rare types of cancer that occur in the larynx that are not tobacco related. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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What are the symptoms of nasal cancer?

What are the symptoms of nasal cancer?

Nose bleed +: Obstruction. Nasal cancer is rare. If present it is likely to cause bloody nasal discharge, blockage of the affected nostril, pain and swelling. ...Read more

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Nasopharynx related to nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Nasopharynx related to nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Yes: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a cancer of te nasopharynx- the uppermost of the pharynx bordered by the nasal cavity anteriorly, base of skull superiorly, eustacian tube laterally, soft palate inferiorly. Due to its location in close proximity to the base of skull/cavernous sinus, nasopharyngeal cancer is not typically managed with surgical resection, and requires chemotherapy and radiation. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy gets rid of nasal cancer?

Can chemotherapy gets rid of nasal cancer?

Yes and no: It depends on the stage of cancer. In general chemotherapy can help but it is not always curative especially for advanced or recurrent cancers. Early cancers have much better luck with combined use of radiation, surgery and chemotherapy. Once it has a recurrence then the cancer is rarely curable with the available chemotherapy drugs. ...Read more

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I get blood in nose from blowing. Is this a sign of nasal cancer?

I get blood in nose from blowing. Is this a sign of nasal cancer?

Unlikely: Most cases of bloody nose (epistaxis) are not from cancer. There are many reasons and the most common are nose picking or other trauma including nose sprays, dry air, bleeding disorders, medications like aspirin, infections (common cold or sinus). Other cause may be high blood pressure, low platelet count, pregnancy, cancer (leukemia) and more. If nose bleeds are severe or recurrent, see ENT doc. ...Read more

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Can nasal polyp enlarge the nose?

Can nasal polyp enlarge the nose?

Very unlikely. : The treatement can be nasal steroids to help reduce the size. Allergy treatment can help with preventing recurrence. Decongestants will help with swelling. Nasal surgery may be required. Nasal enlargement is not likely. ...Read more

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Can nasal polyps turn cancerous?

Can nasal polyps turn cancerous?

Rare: Inverting pappilomas, which can mimic polyps can turn to cancer. Inflammatory polyps do not tend to turn cancerous. ...Read more

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What is nasophayrnx nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Uncommon: This is a cancer that has arisen from the epithelium of the back part of your nasal passages, either from the flat protective cells (squamous) or the glandular cells (adenocarcinoma). Unlike oral cancers, which are usually related to tobacco, the causes of these cancers after often unknown. ...Read more

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Is all bronchial tube cancers malignant?

Is all bronchial tube cancers malignant?

Yes: When you use the word cancer, it implies malignant. However, there are many tumors (abnormal growth of cells) that are not cancer/malignant. ...Read more

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Bronchonoscopy lavage for diagnoses of lung cancer?

Bronchonoscopy lavage for diagnoses of lung cancer?

Test: This is like the pap smear that check women for cancer of the cervix in that the pathologists looks for malignant cells in the washings obtained from the procedure. A negative result does not rule out malignancy however. ...Read more

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Nasophayrnx nasopharyngeal carcinoma, what is this?

Nasophayrnx nasopharyngeal carcinoma, what is this?

Pharynx is: "doctorese" for throat, which connect higher (naso), back of (oro) and below (hypo) toward larynx and swallowing tube. The cancers in the nasopharynx may be related to a virus (EBV, not HPV) and asians are more apt. Hope this helps ...Read more

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What are the tests for nasal cancer?

What are the tests for nasal cancer?

Biopsy/histopath.: 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. ...Read more

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What % of unilateral nasal polyps are cancerous?

What % of unilateral nasal polyps are cancerous?

Very rare: Cancer arising from a true nasal polyp whether unilateral or bilateral is not common. What should be considered with unilateral polyposis is a fungal infection. Unlike polyps of the colon, nasal polyps very rarely become malignant. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more