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Cancer Of The Nose And Throat (Overview)

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What is the cancer of nose and throat?

What is the cancer of nose and throat?

Two separate areas: You might mean "what is cancer of head and neck" nose and throat maybe grouped together due to the specialist that most commonly diagnoses the patient with head and neck cancer, otolaryngologist or ENT (ear nose throat doctor). ...Read more

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Cancer Of The Nose And Throat (Overview)

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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


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1 week of nasal congestion. I understand that symptoms of sinus cancer can mimic that of a cold. Should i see my dr? Sore throat gone no cough.

1 week of nasal congestion.  I understand that symptoms of sinus cancer can mimic that of a cold.  Should i see my dr? Sore throat gone no cough.

Not yet: Nasal congestion is very common, especially now that flu or viral "season" is upon us. If you are prone to allergies, nasal congestion is to be expected. Although the common cold can mimic sinus cancer, it is extremely doubtful as cause of your symptoms. The "sinus" is likely the maxillary sinus (upper jaw bone) and it is part of the paranasal sinus complex; 0.2% of all malignancies occur there. ...Read more

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Being a Healthy Man

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

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For 2 days I have had dried blood in nose & i clear throat a few streaks of blood in mucus spit out. Clear chst X-ray 3 mth ago. Causes? Lung cancer?

Probably not: The most common cause of blood in the nose and after clearing your throat would be a nose bleed. Lung cancer is exceedingly rare in 29 year olds, and this would not be a common way for it to present. ...Read more

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I have sore lymph nodes from mono for 4 months. Ent put a scope down my nose into my throat and said no cancer. Would that mean lymphoma is ruled out?

I have sore lymph nodes from mono for 4 months. Ent put a scope down my nose into my throat and said no cancer. Would that mean lymphoma is ruled out?

No: If you have had a positive mono spot test, it is possible for you to have lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes) for several months. The absence of any lesion in the back of the throat or larynx does not rule out lymphoma, but the virus that caused your enlarged lymph nodes is the most likely cause of your present problem. If the nodes do not resolve in 4 months or get larger, then a biopsy. ...Read more

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A low-fat diet high in fruits and vegetables is the best way to prevent prostate cancer. ...See more

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My brother in law has stage 4 cancer spread from nose to throat and neck, but not any futher has had chemo and radiotherpy ( 6 weeks), if cured what chances of coming back, at this is stage what percentage does cure it if any?

My brother in law has stage 4 cancer spread from nose to throat and neck, but not any futher has had chemo and  radiotherpy ( 6 weeks), if cured what chances of coming back, at this is stage what percentage does cure it if any?

Need more info: Even with stage 4 head and neck cancers, some patient do survive. Survival depends in part on the site of origin. For nasopharynx cancers, the seer data (from the national cancer institute) show 37% of patients still alive 10 years after diagnosis. Other sites of origin are better, or worse, than that number. These data are for patients diagnosed between 1988 and 2001. 2012 data may be better. ...Read more

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Are there good natural treatments for cancer in the nose?

Are there good natural treatments for cancer in the nose?

Not that I know of: Not sure what you mean by "natural". Cancer of the nose is usually treated like other skin cancers and involves surgery or radiation, or combination of both and is curative in over 90% of the cases. Treatment for cancer of the nasopharynx or nasal cavity is usually treated with radiation +/- chemo. ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Nasal (Definition)

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


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