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How To Prevent Nasal Cancer
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
Multifactorial: Skin cancer, like most cancers, has many different things which affect it. In the case of skin cancer, lifestyle choices like high amounts of sun exposure and smoking will increase your risk for skin cancer. If you are at higher risk for skin cancer, discuss with your doctor and/or see a dermatologist for screening examinations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery,XRad,Chemo.: The three consistent modalities of treatment for these tumors are surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. These can be given alone or in combination. Surgery and chemotherapy, like Cisplatin or 5-fluorouracil or surgery and radiation are given for locally advanced disease, while local disease gets surgery and radiation. Advanced/metastatic disease is treated by palliative chemo. Like paclitaxel. ...Read more
It depends.: Many cases may be treated with surgery and radiation, while many others get surgery and chemotherapy. These and other head and neck cancers are usually too advanced for curative surgery, etc., although some can be treated this way. Those with metastatic or recurrent disease get palliative care with Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil or paclitaxel. The most common presentation has 35% 5 yr. Survival. ...Read more
I don't understand: None of the nasal cancers are contagious. Often they appear without any risk factor being identifiable, and probably not even present; a few industrial exposures may put a person at considerably increased risk. Good luck. ...Read more
Sinus problems: Early nasal cancer symptoms are the same as sinus symptoms, and can include stuffiness, nose bleeds, headaches and facial pain. The symptoms can then progress to include facial numbness, eye pain or swelling, or a sore or lump in the nose that doesn't heal. The good news is that nasal cancer is uncommon, and sinus problems are much more likely! ...Read more
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