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Can Nasal Polyps Turn Cancerous
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
Father65,biopsy result of nasal polyps- Moderately differentiated infiltrating keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma with areas vasaloid. is it cancer?
Nasal polyps: Sometimes. I have often had success avoiding surgery by treating polyps with short periods of steroids, then placing patients on a steroid nasal spray to diminish recurrence. This does not work with everyone, in which case surgery may be needed. Even then, i tell patients to think of surgery as a "haircut, " since polyps have a tendency to recur. www.mainlineent.com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: Nasal polyposis is a benign inflammatory disease that arises from the lateral wall of the nose and usually causes nasal obstruction and if large enough causes anosmia (decrease in smell). These grape-like swollen tissues rarely if ever cause pain. If you have pain with nasal polyps, you may have sinusitis, which may be painful. See an ENT physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: See an ENT doctor for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Nasal polyps can definitely affect quality of life. Chronic sinusitis from polyps not only affect breathing but also may result in sleep disturbance, fatigue, and poor sense of smell. Depending on the severity of polyps, nasal obstruction or poor smell would definitely impair a firefighter (who needs to breath in distress or smell smoke). Polyps are definitely treatable so please see an ENT. ...Read more
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