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Cancer Of The Nose And Throat (Overview)

Dr. Manoj Reddy
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
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What is the cancer of nose and throat?

Dr. Manoj Reddy
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
19 years in practice
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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)

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that occur in almost any organ or tissue in the body. Symptoms depend on the location of the cancer, and cancer often has the potential to grow and spread to other ...Read more


Dr. Morton Levitt
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Morton Levitt
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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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.

Nasal Congestion : Very unlikely; much more likely is that the persistent nasal congestion represents residual viral infection or, possibly, a low grade bacterial complication of your cold that involved your sinuses. Do you have a fever? Pain beneath the facial bones above or below the eyes? I suggest a few more days of otc rx, such as saline nasal spray, afrin, decongestants - before you contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Tip)

Managing Pain from Cancer

Don't suffer in silence. Tell your cancer doc about your pain level on every visit. ...See more

Dr. William Forsythe
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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
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Dr. Nathan Pennell
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
14 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Nathan Pennell
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
14 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bernstein Joel
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
55 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Bernstein Joel
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
55 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. William Forsythe
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Being a Healthy Man (Tip)

Being a Healthy Man

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
40 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
40 years in practice
1M people helped
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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Dr. Carl Van Wey
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
40 years in practice
55K people helped
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Are there good natural treatments for cancer in the nose?

Dr. Carl Van Wey
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
40 years in practice
55K people helped
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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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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


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