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Medicine For Paranasal Sinus 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
Sure, but wait: Sinuses are mysteries to people but they are hollow cavities that add to voice quality, but when inflamed, can cause bleeding, drainage, infectiojn, and unusually cancer:frontal, ethmoid, spenoid and maxillary describe locations. The neighboring things are sensitive and important: brain, eyes, ability to smell and taste. Some can be cured, other can be relieved. But it isn't simple. See ent/radonc. ...Read more
No cause for alarm: The paranasal sinuses are normal structures in the head. Their are 8, 4 on each side - frontal, maxillary, ethmoid and sphenoid. Their purpose is to warm and humidify inhaled air. They can sometimes become infected and can be easily treated with antibiotics. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
What does it mean to have mucosal thickening on maxillary sinus? What is inflammatory paranasal sinus disease?
Will most likely cause this appearance
Consult with ENT specialist ...Read more
Yes, but: Moderate to severe paranasal sinus conditions certainly can cause changes in both senses. Fortunately, if treated effectively - often even only improved - they also improve or return. This can be a painful chronic condition that eludes treatment efforts - or it can be an acute, treatable thing. See an ENT for dx/planning/suggestions. It might help. Best wishes! ...Read more
See below: Because the infection can migreate into the skull and form an epidural abscess. ...Read more
Plz explain. Minimal to mild chronic appearing paranasal sinus inflammatory changes. Mildly increased ethmoid air cells. No acute sinusitis or osseous changes.
My MRI results say increased CSF within optic nerve sheaths, mild flattening of the posterior globes, and minimal paranasal sinus mucosal thickening.?
Increased CSF: The optic nerve sheaths communicate with the brain and any elevation of CSF pressure is transmitted through them. You didn't mention papilledema on your eye exam, but it is probably there. These are worrisome findings and I would immediately follow up with a neurologist or your treating provider. ...Read more
Names of typical/common drugs/steroids used for general anesthesia in outpatient sinus surgery? Any risk of cancer side effects or other side effects?
Anesthesia meds: For a general anesthetic, you may receive intravenous medications such as midazolam, fentanyl, and propofol. You also may receive inhaled medications such as nitrous oxide or sevoflurane (administered with oxygen after you have fallen asleep under general anesthesia). Other medications may include anti-nausea drugs and steroids such as Hydrocortisone or dexamethasone. ...Read more
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Sir I found my blood count is 11.3, I am 18 year old female. I have been treated with sinus. Am I at the risk of having cancer?
No.: A count of 11.3 is just above the normal and in fact may be normal for you, or it may due to your sinusitis. Please take a balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains; low is saturated fats; no tobacco, no alcohol till 21 and even then no more than one drink a day. Exercise at least 150 minute/day and maintain a circle of good friends who share the same values. Best wishes. ...Read more
Sinus Cancer: It really depends on what you mean by normal dust... Typical outdoor dust is composed of dirty and other particulate matter. This has not been shown to be highly associated with sinus cancer. However, dust from a woodworking shop has been linked to sinus cancers in woodworkers, particularly certain types of soft woods. Typically it takes years of exposure and would be very uncommon in someone 20yr ...Read more
I just had a Virchows Node excised and it showed to have sinus histiocytosis, but no sign of malignancy. Should I still be concerned of cancer?
It depends: There must be some reason to have this lymph node biopsy done? Are you sick or well? Do you have any signs of cancer in your Abdomen or in the chest? Those are the usual reasons to do a biopsy of the Virchow's node. Was this lymph node enlarged? Send us all the above details, then we can be more helpful to you. ...Read more
My nose is pressure all the time varies intensity I feel well within my self apart from that worried it's sinus cancer no other symptoms though.
No: There is no natural treatment for maxillary sinus cancer. We are seeing this same question many times about different cancers. Doctors are not banding together against natural remedies. They have their place but not for cancer. Cancer can kill people. You can get fifty opinions and the answer will be the same. This disease needs surgery/radiation/chemo. See an oncologist. ...Read more
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
Very low: Cancer takes time to develop. Most cancers develop over 10 years or more, which is why most forms of cancer are quite rare in young people. To prevent cancer from developing you can: 1) avoid smoking, 2) eat a healthy diet with a variety of fruits and vegetables, 3) maintain an active lifestyle and healthy body weight. If you are doing these things, you are doing just about all you can. ...Read more
Sinus cancer: Sinus cancer is quite rare. Cancer, by its very nature, grows in such a way that it does not respect other tissues and it does grow. Some cancers grow slowly and others grow quickly. It is certainly possible for a sinus cancer to develop over a short time frame. A biopsy can help your doctors understand the "tumor biology" to know if it is aggressive and fast growing our more slower growing. ...Read more
A lot: Sinusitis means infection in the sinus cavities usually from obstruction in the opening thereby obstructing drainage. Sinus cancer is rare and means just that. Hay fever involves only the nasal cavities and the symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose etc due to allergies usually to airborne allergens. By the way, if the nose is stuffy most of the time, it may lead to sinusitis. ...Read more
Is smoking marijuana alkaline or acid forming. What does smoking marijuana do for a sinus cancer?
Whoa: Everything you read online about "acid-forming" and "alkaline-forming" is pseudoscientific fantasy. Ignore it. If you have a sinus cancer, you need to get it removed definitively, and keep in mind that the remaining epithelium probably bears a few field-change mutations that predispose to your getting it again. Smoke's a likely risk factor. How about just getting high on life's beauty? ...Read more
I have had two previous brain/sinus scans my dr wants another for chronic headaches. How much does this increase my risk for cancer?
Had maxillary sinus cancer and extensive surgery in sept '12., experiencing occasional sudden sharp pains in the lines of the incision. Is this usual?
After surgery of this sort, it is common to have
pain and/or altered sensations in and around the surgical site. These unpleasant sensations can persist for months (even longer), as healing continues. It takes 12-18 months to heal completely and may be accompanied by other abnormal sensations. ...Read more
Sinusitis: Sinus infections can not lead to brain tumors or cancers but can lead to brain infections in some rare cases. If symptoms of sinus infection persist or are associated with severe headache weakness or numbness of arms legs or other neurological symptoms you should consult a doctor of evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
4cm x 1.5cm tumor on jaw bone. Jaw bone nearly gone also going to sinus cavity. Surgery 12/2. Cancer?
I had 2 brain CT scans 2-3 years apart (1 for headaches 1for accident) and 1 sinus should I be concerned about developing cancer because of the scans?
No you should not: You should not be concerned about the risk of radiation exposure from these scans. Not at all. ...Read more
Past 4 months lost 27 pounds unintentionally had sinus infection but cleared up took blood test was normal could I have cancer with the weight lost?
My husband was operated on for squamous cancer of the maxillary sinus. How long would it probably have been present to have invaded bone and muscle?
My Dr. Ordered a CT of my sinuses for excruciating pain in sinus. I'm so afraid bc this is my 3rd CT scan in 3 yrs all for diff reasons. Cancer? :' (
ENT doc: Your problem requires the expertise of an ENT surgeon. If you've already seen an ENT surgeon with no resolution of problem, get a second opinion from an ENT surgeon with special expertise in sinus disorders. ...Read more
Feel lump on rt side of nostril crevice where it meets cheek. Can't see it. Hurts to touch or scrunch my nose. Reaccuring. Pimple? Sinus cancer?
I have been sick with a sinus infection and coughing a lot. About two weeks ago I noticed a sore spot on the top of my head. Is it serious? Cancer?
This two problem most likely related
sinus disease can not make scalp skin lesion /, might cause pain. ...Read more
What is a mast cell in the nose. I have to get sinus surgery soon & Doctor says have to open them up & have mast cell on right side. Is that cancer?
Never heard of: Mast cells are present in many tissues and are the major source of mediators released in an allergic reactions. Thus it is not an unexpected finding especially in people with allergic rhinitis. I do not understand how the surgery is trying to accomplish. If your primary problem is allergic, see an allergist -surgery is intended for anatomical issues. ...Read more
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
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