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What are symptoms of nasal cancer?

What are symptoms of nasal cancer?

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

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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Is nasal cancer purely hereditary?

Is nasal cancer purely hereditary?

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 more

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What are the tests for nasal cancer?

What are the tests for nasal cancer?

Biopsy/histopath.: 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 are the symptoms of nasal cancer?

What are the symptoms of nasal cancer?

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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Is nasal cancer bad? How do they remove it?

Is nasal cancer bad? How do they remove it?

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

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What are the different kinds of nasal cancer?

What are the different kinds of nasal cancer?

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 more

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Is it possible to contract nasal cancer exist?

Is it possible to contract nasal cancer exist?

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

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms of nasal cancer?

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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What causes nasal cancer and what should I do do minimize the chance of having it?

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Prevention: Chemicals used in leather tanning as well as fine wood dusts are known to increase risk of sinus and nasal cancer. Wear a filter mask if you work in those industries. Smoking is another risk factor for cancer in the aerodigestive tract! ...Read more

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Is there a cure for nasal cancer?

Is there a cure for nasal cancer?

Depends: It depends what stage, but cure may be possible. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for nasal cancer?

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

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How to tell if what I have is nasal cancer or an infection?

How to tell if what I have is nasal cancer or an infection?

See Dr: A good physical exam will determine if you have an infection, or some suspicious condition that would warrant biopsy, utlimately proving if there was any cancer. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy gets rid of nasal cancer?

Can chemotherapy gets rid of nasal cancer?

Yes and no: It depends on the stage of cancer. In general chemotherapy can help but it is not always curative especially for advanced or recurrent cancers. Early cancers have much better luck with combined use of radiation, surgery and chemotherapy. Once it has a recurrence then the cancer is rarely curable with the available chemotherapy drugs. ...Read more

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Is this nasal cancer if I have constant running nose?

Probably not: Much more likely due to allergies (e.g. Dust mites, pollen, dander, etc); may be due to polyp (usually inflammatory, due to chronic allergies), can be due to infection (sinus). See your doc. ...Read more

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Hi doc, can cancer be passed on by having sex etc. Ie is it contageous especially nasal cancer?

Hi doc, can cancer be passed on by having sex etc. Ie is it contageous especially nasal cancer?

Depends: There are few std's that are associated with cancers. Hiv, hpv. And hepatitis b are disease that can be transmitted through sex and all are associated with some kind of cancers. Good thing all are preventable. It is also true that not all persons having this disease get cancer. ...Read more

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Does chemotherapy get rid of nasal cancer?

Nasal cancer: Chemotherapy alone won't get rid of nasal cancer. Usually nasal/sinus cancer is treated with a combination of surgery, and radiation plus or minus chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Does nose bleeding mean that I have to worry about nasal cancer?

Does nose bleeding mean that I have to worry about nasal cancer?

Most likely Not: Trauma, dry nose, nasal irritation are the most common causes at your age group. See your primary care physician or and ear nose and throat specialist. ...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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How to tell if I have nasal cancer or just a sinus infection?

How to tell if I have nasal cancer or just a sinus infection?

See your doctor: You need a good history and physical exam and maybe labs and/or x-rays. If you smoke, please quit. ...Read more

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I get blood in nose from blowing. Is this a sign of nasal cancer?

I get blood in nose from blowing. Is this a sign of nasal cancer?

Unlikely: Most cases of bloody nose (epistaxis) are not from cancer. There are many reasons and the most common are nose picking or other trauma including nose sprays, dry air, bleeding disorders, medications like aspirin, infections (common cold or sinus). Other cause may be high blood pressure, low platelet count, pregnancy, cancer (leukemia) and more. If nose bleeds are severe or recurrent, see ENT doc. ...Read more

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I sneeze violently and sometime blood-tinged mucus come out. Do I have risk of getting nasal cancer?

Probably not: However there are other illnesses that may present with nasal bleed and it would be prudent to get yourself checked out with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does early nasal cancer inside nostrils look like? Does it bleed? Colour? Does it obstruct breathing? Is it rare for 26 yr male to get it?

What does early nasal cancer inside nostrils look like? Does it bleed? Colour? Does it obstruct breathing? Is it rare for 26 yr male to get it?

ENT cancer at 26: It would be very rare to have an ENT cancer at your age. There are many benign condition that you may have. See your doctor and have this worked up. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Could this be nasal cancer? Blister or crusty sores inside nostril every few weeks.

Auto-immune: An autoimmune disorder affecting the nasal mucos is more likely than cancer. You are urged to see your doctor to get an evaluation and forestall complications. ...Read more

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My father have nasal cancer and lymphoma. He was electrotherapy and chemotherapy. Then he have cough …have 4months. ..I think doctor can help my father?

Follow up with doc: I am not quite clear about the cancer that your father suffered for. So, he had 2 different primary cancer- or the lymphoma actually was located in the nasopharyngeal area? If he has cough for 4 months- considering his previous cancer- you should bring your dad to see his doctor /oncologist to get more evaluation. Many things can cause chronic cough from infection, to malignancy. Go to see md. ...Read more

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Why is there nose bleeding in a nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Tumor erosion: These tumors develope on the mucous membrane and erode into adjacent tissues including capillaries, causing bleeding. ...Read more

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How many different types of nasal cancers are there?

How many different types of nasal cancers are there?

More than one: Cancer can arise from different types of cells which is what gives it its name. Skin cancer on the skin surface is different than the cancer arising from the mucus membrane of the nose, which further has glandular cells and surface cells and pigmented cells in it. So a nasal cancer can be squamous type, adenoid cystic (glandular type) or a mucosal melanoma, each with a different behavior and course. ...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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What are symptoms for cancer of the nasal cavity?

One sided symptoms.: These are usually one-sided, and include epistaxis, or bloody dischrge from nose, serous otitis media, or fluid in the middle ear, and nasal obstruction. These occur late in the course of these cancers. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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


Dr. Lester Thompson
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Nasal Cancer (Definition)

Malignancy involving the nose. ...Read more