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How does nose cancer manifest?

How does nose cancer manifest?

Location and type: Skin cancers are common on the nose and can be excised. A cancer deeper in the nasopharynx can be uncomfortable, bleed, produce a discharge, obstruct the nose, or even announce itself by spreading to a lymph node in the neck. ...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


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What is the survival rate for nose cancer?

Nasal cancers: Cancer survival varies by the specific type of cancer (for example squamous cell, adenocarcinoma, lymphoma, melanoma, etc.) the location of the tumor (sinus, nasal passages) and the stage (depth of invasion, presence of metastasis, etc.) Treatments today for nasal cancers include surgery plus often radiation and sometime chemotherapy. Long term survival is possible. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting nose cancer? How common is this?

What are the chances of getting nose cancer? How common is this?

Uncommon: There are two sites where malignancies can involve the nose. The more common is on the skin wherein one sees basal cell and squamous cancers. In the mucosa of the nose basal cell lesions can be found but more commonly nasal mucosal tumors are also seen as squamous and glandular adenocarcinomas When defined early surgery and RT can be curative. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the survival rate of having nose cancer?

I want to know what's the survival rate of having nose cancer?

Can't tell: You need to be more specific. What do you mean by nose cancer? Basal cell skin cancer on the nose? Nasopharyngeal cancer? We need more information. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of nose cancer? Is getting frequent nosebleeds one of them?

What are the symptoms of nose cancer? Is getting frequent nosebleeds one of them?

Yes: Nosebleeds, pain and nasal bockage are symptoms of nasal cancer. It is a rare disease. If these symptoms are ocurring you should see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I have nose cancer and have already done my radio n chemo treatments. Why do scans and test still show residues?

I have nose cancer and have already done my radio n chemo treatments. Why do scans and test still show residues?

How cancer heals: All but the softest cancers produce tough fibrous tissue to support their cells. When radiation / chemo kill the malignant cells, the fibrous tissue stays behind but has no ability to hurt you unless some malignant cells can come back. This is a common source of misunderstanding, and I'm very glad you're doing well. ...Read more

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I've had a spot in both nostrils for nearly a year, they flare up and hurt from time to time. Now I've got a brown mark on the outside of nose. Cancer?

I've had a spot in both nostrils for nearly a year, they flare up and hurt from time to time. Now I've got a brown mark on the outside of nose. Cancer?

Probably not: You are 27 years old and it is unlikely that you have cancer of the nose or the skin. You should, however, have this looked at by a health care professional. ...Read more

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Does pipe smoking affect the quality of voice and speech of a nose cancer survivor?

Does pipe smoking affect the quality of voice and speech of a nose cancer survivor?

Yes: Regardless of your medical history smoking can cause inflammation of the vocal cords and create voice changes. ...Read more

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I sneeze violently and sometimes a bit of blood-tinged mucus come out. Do I have higher risk of getting nose cancer?

I sneeze violently and sometimes a bit of blood-tinged mucus come out. Do I have higher risk of getting nose cancer?

No: Nose bleeds are very common however if it persists you should visit your physician in the rare chance that it might be related to something more serious. ...Read more

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Is there a nose cancer?

Is there a nose cancer?

Yes: Several types of cancers can arise in or near the nose. ...Read more

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What is the difference between adenoids and nose cancer?

What is the difference between adenoids and nose cancer?

Different: ' Nose cancer' you are referring is a cancer. Adenoids are normal lymphoid tissue, like tonsils are located in the nasopharyngeal area. ...Read more

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Does surgery for nose cancer leave you with a hole in your face?

Does surgery for nose cancer leave you with a hole in your face?

Reconstruction: No, usually nasal cancer defects can be reconstructed extremely well. See a facial plastic surgeon for the reconstruction of complex defects that also involve the nasal passage. ...Read more

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Can people with nose cancer eat a regular diet, with no restrictions?

Can people with nose cancer eat a regular diet, with no restrictions?

Yes: There is no reason not to eat a regular diet unless the cancer has somehow impaired their ability to swallow. ...Read more

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Do people usually get nose cancer from exhaling cigarette smoke out of your nose?

Do people usually get nose cancer from exhaling cigarette smoke out of your nose?

No: Most nasal cancers are not related to cigarette smoking. Woodworking and other chemical exposures are more common causes. You still should not smoke! ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with NPC Stage 2 (nose cancer) in Jun. Completed radio + chemo in end Sep. Face is swollen after spicy food intake. How to reduce swell?

Was diagnosed with NPC Stage 2 (nose cancer) in Jun. Completed radio + chemo in end Sep. Face is swollen after spicy food intake. How to reduce swell?

It will take longer: Some degree of swelling(lymphedema) is common after radiotherapy as it blocks the skin lymphatics. With longer follow up, over the next one or two years it will likely reduce and ultimately go away. Make adjustments in your food/spice as the mucosa becomes ultrasensitive /oversensitive after radiotherapy. You have to be patient and reduce the salt in your food, that too will help. ...Read more

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How often does lung cancer spread to the nose?

How often does lung cancer spread to the nose?

Uncommon, but not u: The key here is to get an exam by a dermatologist:. It would be unusual if it is a single lesion (spot) but not so unusual if the lesions are multiple. You might need a biopsy. ...Read more

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How commonly can lung cancer spread to the nose?

Extremely rare: Extremely rare. Usually late stage lung cancer metastasizes to bones, liver and brain. ...Read more

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How common is it that lung cancer spreads to the nose or area around it?

How common is it that lung cancer spreads to the nose or area around it?

Unusual: Cancers can spread anywhere but that location must be rare.
I would look for another cause.
Local skin cancers are common in hat area.
Squamous lung and squamous skin look alike. ...Read more

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Scared I've got lung cancer cough and cold for a while today coughed and there was a tiny speech of blood, after blew my nose and there was blood ther?

Scared I've got lung cancer cough and cold for a while today coughed and there was a tiny speech of blood, after blew my nose and there was blood ther?

Suggestions: Inflammation in the airway (either upper or lower) may be associated with small amounts of bleeding. If your nose is bleeding this can appear in the post nasal drainage.
If you are a smoker in particular, I would suggest sputum cytologies.
During a viral illness, your asthma may worsen, requiring an adjustment of your medications.
VIrtual consult follow up available at Healthtap.com ...Read more

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My husband has stage3 nsc lung cancer and recently started having nose bleeds. What could be the cause?

My husband has stage3 nsc lung cancer and recently started having nose bleeds. What could be the cause?

Nosebleeds: First thing is to make sure his platelet count is normal. If platelet count is normal he may have decreased clotting factors due to liver disease. See your oncologist immediately. ...Read more

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I'm loosing weight, finding dried up blood in my nose, and I have a cough, which is getting better. I don't smoke, so it can't be lung cancer, can it?

Very unlikely: From the information you provided the risk of lung cancer is minimal. You may try applying a small amount of an emollient in the nares. Do apply only small amount as you do not want the emollient to be inhaled.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I am having upper back pain that comes and go, and blood when I blow my nose. I do not have a cough. I am 25 and I don't smokecould I have lung cancer?

I am having upper back pain that comes and go, and blood when I blow my nose. I do not have a cough. I am 25 and I don't smokecould I have lung cancer?

Almost certainly not: I don't think you have lung cancer at all. Back pain can be due to many things (including posture, very large breasts, etc) and blood when you blow your nose is probably due to a polyp. Obviously you should have it checked out if it's a lot. But at your age and with no smoking history, lung cancer would be very low on my list. As for bruising and weakness, you should probably have a blood test. ...Read more

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Confused by previous answers-sprayed tanned years w/no protection. Read DHA breathed thru nose/month during spray causes lung cancer. What are real risks 2 me; are there actual cases in medical journals? Please help me understand real risk-concerned

Confused by previous answers-sprayed tanned years w/no protection. Read DHA breathed thru nose/month during spray causes lung cancer. What are real risks 2 me; are there actual cases in medical journals?  Please help me understand real risk-concerned

NO CHEMICAL: Inhaled over a period is safe! Unfortunately the DHA issue is still not clarified! DHA can cause GENETIC abnormalities in mice ...but HUMANS are NOT Mice.
I tell my patients NOT to spend valuable time worrying about possible early exposure to chemicals with adverse effects...suffices to say that timely medical examinations would be my best advice!

Hope this is helpful
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When I blow my nose I have bloody boogers, I clear my throat and have blood streaks 25 yrs old 9 yr smoke history, lung cancer??

When I blow my nose I have bloody boogers, I clear my throat and have blood streaks 25 yrs old 9 yr smoke history, lung cancer??

No: Lung cancer is not in the nose. Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, irritations in the nose are from minor problems. This nosebleed can drain downward especially at night and cause blood streaked sputum.
Sinusitis can be helped with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Please help. Twice in two weeks pink blood was present in teeth while brushing. Nose gums or teeth were not bleeding. Could this be lung cancer? Clot?

Please help. Twice in two weeks pink blood was present in teeth while brushing. Nose gums or teeth were not bleeding. Could this be lung cancer? Clot?

Minor gum problem: This isn't how cancer or serious thrombosis presents, period. Get with your dentist and talk about a cleaning / preserving your gum health. You may just have flossed too hard, or have gotten a bit of gumline inflammation as happens if there's some plaque in the sulcus. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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