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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Cancer Of The Nasal Cavity (Overview)

When there is a growing mass in nasal cavity ,should have biopsy to confirm malignancy then should be treated.


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Describe the features of cancer of the nasal cavity.?

Describe the features of cancer of the nasal cavity.?

Bloody nose / mucus: Recurrent epistaxis (bloody noses) should be investigated, especially in older patients, or those who smoke. Sometimes nasal cavity cancer can cause a funny taste, or mucus drainage, or even physical deformity of the nose. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Cancer Of The Nasal Cavity (Overview)

When there is a growing mass in nasal cavity ,should have biopsy to confirm malignancy then should be treated.


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What are the tests for cancer of the nasal cavity?

What are the tests for cancer of the nasal cavity?

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. ...Read more

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What is the cause of nasal cavity cancer and what can I do do minimize the chance of having it?

What is the cause of nasal cavity cancer and what can I do do minimize the chance of having it?

Uncommon: These are uncommon cancers. They might be related to smoke or other exposures, but are not typical sites of cancer. There are about 2000 cases yearly in the us. I think that no smoking is the best advice. If you have some symptoms that worry you see your doctor. Is is likely to be something else. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cancer of the nasal cavity?

What is the treatment for cancer of the nasal cavity?

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. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cancer of the nasal cavity?

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. ...Read more

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Describe the features of cancer of the nasal cavity.?

Bloody nose / mucus: Recurrent epistaxis (bloody noses) should be investigated, especially in older patients, or those who smoke. Sometimes nasal cavity cancer can cause a funny taste, or mucus drainage, or even physical deformity of the nose. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cancer of the nasal cavity?

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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What is the treatment for cancer of the nasal cavity?

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. ...Read more

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Are there cancers of the nasal cavity?

Are there cancers of the nasal cavity?

Yes, several: There are many different benign and malignant tumors of the nasal cavity/nasopharynx, though outside of common polyps, they are relatively rare. Diagnosis is usually made by a biopsy through a scope (usually by an ENT surgeon in the us). Some can be quite serious. If you are worried, a visit to your doctor is in order. ...Read more

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I am extremely congested. How to tell if it's nasal cancer or nasal cavity?

I am extremely congested. How to tell if it's nasal cancer or nasal cavity?

See doctor: Chronic nasal congestion needs to be evaluated by an ENT doctor. The problem is more likely due to allergy, infection or nasal polyp. Nasal cancer would be low on the list of causes. Do get checked out. No need to suffer. ...Read more

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What is the cause of nasal cavity cancer and what can I do do minimize the chance of having it?

Uncommon: These are uncommon cancers. They might be related to smoke or other exposures, but are not typical sites of cancer. There are about 2000 cases yearly in the us. I think that no smoking is the best advice. If you have some symptoms that worry you see your doctor. Is is likely to be something else. ...Read more

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What provents food from entering your nasal cavity?

What provents food from entering your nasal cavity?

Swallowing: Greetings. The contraction actions of all the muscles involved in swallowing will propel the food into the throat. The hard and soft palate slant downward and the uvula causes the food to be directed into the hypo pharynx. So muscles and anatomy makes the food go down not up. ...Read more

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Is it a problem that i can reach my nasal cavity with my tongue?

Is it a problem that i can reach my nasal cavity with my tongue?

No: A large tongue may cause diastema in anterior teeth or worsen the open bite problem. If you just can reach the nasal cavity with a normal tongue size (and i think your tongue is normal since large tongue usually does not reach out that far), it is not a problem. ...Read more

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I have a very bad nasal odor and my nasal cavity forms squamous material .. what shall I do?

Halitosis: Practice good hygeine Inhale water vapour Use humidifier MAKE SURE YOU DONT HAVE GUM DISEASE Make sure you dont have dry mouth- Xerostomia If you have sinus infection get treated for it. ...Read more

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Tinnitus causes? Not sure if it is a coincidence, but the right side of my nasal cavity is a bit stuffed up the last 3 days.

Tinnitus causes?  Not sure  if it is a coincidence, but the right side of my nasal cavity is a bit stuffed up  the last 3 days.

It's a coincidence: Tinnitus has several possible causes. If you're concerned, you should look up the differential diagnosis. In the absence of symptoms or signs referable to adjacent cranial nerves, I would be most concerned about hearing loss. A primary care doc can do a quick & dirty in-office hearing test or, if (s)he thinks it's indicated, can refer you for an audiogram & also possibly an electronystagmogram. ...Read more

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I broke my nose, my nasal cavity is runny and feels like it is on fire. I got it reset 5 days ago, and im using my meds what should i do?

I broke my nose, my nasal cavity is runny and feels like it is on fire. I got it reset 5 days ago, and im using my meds what should i do?

Otolaryngologist: An ear,nose and throat specialist is best qualified to advise you on this problem.If you haven't seen one yet,I recommend that you make an appointment with one soon. ...Read more

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Yesterday I had some food stuck in my nasal cavity. I thought it was gone, but at 3 am my sinus burns and I can feel something there. Help?

Yesterday I had some food stuck in my nasal cavity. I thought it was gone, but at 3 am my sinus burns and I can feel something there. Help?

See a doc: A healthcare professional needs to look up your nose and see if there's any retained food products that can be manually removed. Also, you may have developed an infection of sinuses. Either case, see a doc. ...Read more

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. Ronald Krauser
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Cavity (Definition)

Basically a cavity is a hole, or defect in the tooth structure. It is created by the demineralization and breakdown of tooth structure from the acid attack of ...Read more