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What are the tests for paranasal sinus cancer?

What are the tests for paranasal sinus cancer?

Biopsy to prove: And ct is better to assess bony involvement; and mr for soft tisse extent. Bone scans and chest ct's look for spread. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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 are the common symptoms of paranasal sinus cancer?

What are the common symptoms of paranasal sinus cancer?

Nasal symptoms: This growth in the nose cavity can cause obstruction on one side, bleeding, pain and swelling of the face. If delayed it might cause swelling of the lymph nodes, and infectious signs from the nose. See your otolaryngologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Paranasal sinus cancer?

What is the definition or description of: Paranasal sinus cancer?

Paranasal Sinus: cancer= cancer that arises in one of the paranasal sinuses that drain into the nasal cavity (maxillary, ethmoid, frontal, sphenoid sinuses) ...Read more

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My mother has paranasal sinus cancer. Should I be worried for what this means?

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

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What is the treatment for paranasal sinus cancer?

What is the treatment for paranasal sinus cancer?

Tough anatomy to: Cure with surgery without defects, but it's standard. Combined chemoradiotherapy may be used. ...Read more

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How severe is a paranasal sinus. What are its complicationsplease do tell me.?

How severe is a paranasal sinus. What are its complicationsplease do tell me.?

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

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Can paranasal sinus disease cause the loss of smell and taste?

Can paranasal sinus disease cause the loss of smell and taste?

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

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Plz explain. Minimal to mild chronic appearing paranasal sinus inflammatory changes. Mildly increased ethmoid air cells. No acute sinusitis or osseous changes.

Plz explain. Minimal to mild chronic appearing paranasal sinus inflammatory changes. Mildly increased ethmoid air cells. No acute sinusitis or osseous changes.

Sinusitis: It usually means that you a lingering mild chronic inflammation in your sinuses often associated with allergies. It usually is self limiting but if you are having bothersome symptoms would try a nasal spray such as Flonase ...Read more

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My MRI results say increased CSF within optic nerve sheaths, mild flattening of the posterior globes, and minimal paranasal sinus mucosal thickening.?

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

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Names of typical/common drugs/steroids used for general anesthesia in outpatient sinus surgery? Any risk of cancer side effects or other side effects?

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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Is there more than one good way to treat maxillary sinus cancer?

Yes: Depending on the stage, possible therapies include surgical resection, chemotherapy, and radiation. Many times the treatment will involve all 3. Check with your oncologist or ENT surgeon to see what's best for you. ...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?

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

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Does untreated chronic sinusitis cause sinus cancer?

No: But untreated chronic sinusitis can make you feel miserable. It can give you chronic runny nose, reduced smell and pressure like pain. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is cancer of the sinus cavity called?

Could you explain what is cancer of the sinus cavity called?

Depends: It depends on the cancer type and location. Eg - squamous cell carcinoma (scc) or lymphoma. And oropharynx, different sinus areas. In general these can be called head and neck cancers, but that is usually scc. ...Read more

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Can sinus cancer develop from prolonged exposure to normal dust? Can it occur in a 20 year old?

Can sinus cancer develop from prolonged exposure to normal dust? Can it occur in a 20 year old?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

See an ENT: Best advice is to see an ear, nose and throat specialist to put your mind at ease. In the interim, try some saline nasal spray several times a day to see if this makes a difference. ...Read more

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Are natural remedies for maxillary sinus cancer safe?

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

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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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What are the chances of a 19 year old having either throat or sinus cancer?

What are the chances of a 19 year old having either throat or sinus cancer?

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

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Can sinus cancer develop rapidly over the course of 2 months?

Can sinus cancer develop rapidly over the course of 2 months?

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

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Difference between sinusitis, sinus cancer and hay fever?

Difference between sinusitis, sinus cancer and hay fever?

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

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Is smoking marijuana alkaline or acid forming. What does smoking marijuana do for a sinus cancer?

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

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I have had two previous brain/sinus scans my dr wants another for chronic headaches. How much does this increase my risk for cancer?

I have had two previous brain/sinus scans my dr wants another for chronic headaches. How much does this increase my risk for cancer?

Very little: Radiation is naturally present in nature and the risk seems small enough to make a scan worthwhile, especially if you're suffering from chronic headaches. It would be a shame to miss a treatable cancer in the nasosinal area. ...Read more

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Had maxillary sinus cancer and extensive surgery in sept '12., experiencing occasional sudden sharp pains in the lines of the incision. Is this usual?

Had maxillary sinus cancer and extensive surgery in sept '12., experiencing occasional sudden sharp pains in the lines of the incision. Is this usual?

Recovery pain: 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

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Can sinus lead to brain tumors or brain cancers specially bilateral sphenoid sinus??

Can sinus lead to brain tumors or brain cancers specially bilateral sphenoid sinus??

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

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Could a sinus CT scan pick up nasopharyngeal cancer?

Could a sinus CT scan pick up nasopharyngeal cancer?

Maybe: If there is suspicion of a nasopharyngeal cancer, a thorough head and neck exam should be done. This should include nasal endoscopy to directly visualize the area. If a mass is seen, a biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Check it out: There are many causes of weight loss like this. Please don't ignore. Let your PCP check you out. He can easily investigate you for serous causes including cancer. Don't delay ...Read more

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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get maxillary sinus cancer?

Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get maxillary sinus cancer?

Exposure: Some evidence points to exposure to certain inhaled industrial chemicals, dusts, or metals. Hpv (human papilloma virus) infection is also associated with maxillary sinus cancer. There's good info here: http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/paranasalsinus/patient. ...Read more

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Could breath fine through left nostril until recently, even with deviated septum. But it has a spur on it now. Could sinus cancer be a cause somehow?

Sinus cancer: While sinus cancer cannot be ruled out in forum such as this, it is a relatively rare disease. If you are worried, I would have you see an ENT to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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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? :' (

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

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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?

Duration?: Sounds like a small furuncle (boil) in the melolabial crease. Depending on the duration of symptoms, time and warm compresses may help. Persistent symptoms may warrant a physician visit and antibiotics or biopsy. ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Sinus (Definition)

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


Dr. Nick Debnath
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Paranasal Sinus Cancer (Definition)

Cancer= cancer that arises in one of the paranasal sinuses that drain into the nasal cavity (maxillary, ...Read more