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

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

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 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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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

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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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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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Within a matter of 4 years i had 2 brain CT scans and 1 sinus CT scan, I am worried about developing cancer. Should i be alarmed with having 3 in 4 yr?

Within a matter of 4 years i had 2 brain CT scans and 1 sinus CT scan, I am worried about developing cancer. Should i be alarmed with having 3 in 4 yr?

see below: Radiation exposure to head can lead to cancer and it is dose related. Children who have received high dose radiation therapy for head and neck cancer can develop an unrelated form of cancer later on in life. The dosage from ct scan is much lower and the risk is very small. There is no need to be alarmed, do try to avoid more ct scans unless it is absolutely necessary. Mri scan has no radiation. ...Read more

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I have occasional blood in my saliva NOT DENTAL - chronic sinus problems and asthma - former smoker - worried about lung cancer but no other issues. ?

I have occasional blood in my saliva NOT DENTAL - chronic sinus problems and asthma - former smoker - worried about lung cancer but no other issues. ?

Hemoptysis?: Is the blood really in saliva? Or in mucus coughed up from below? Coughing up blood (hemoptysis) is often minor, and can occur with bronchitis. But you are correct to be concerned it could be more serious, including cancer, tuberculosis, and other infections. Don't take chances: see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Had a sinus CT scan for a deviated septum/chronic sinusitis. Now i'm worried about cancer from the radiation. Is it unlikely?

Had a sinus CT scan for a deviated septum/chronic sinusitis. Now i'm worried about cancer from the radiation. Is it unlikely?

Very unlikely: While many studies have recently been published about radiation exposure & risk for cancer, the main concern is from repeated x-rays, not the occasional one. The media has also pointed out that it's important to go to reputable facilities that check their equipment regularly to insure appropriate dose is used. But in general, your risk for cancer from sinus ct scan is very unlikely. ...Read more

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What can I do if my mother has a spot on her chest and it may be cancer, should I be worried?

What can I do if my mother has a spot on her chest and it may be cancer, should I be worried?

Suspicious spot: If anyone has a mole that has changed color, shape, or size, it should be evaluted immediately by a board-certified dermatologist. Other suspicious growths, such as non-healing lesions, should be evaluated as well. ...Read more

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My mother was 57 when she got dcis. I was told it wasnegative and no chemotherpay was needed. Does this mean that she had trip negative cancer?

My mother was 57 when she got dcis. I was told it wasnegative and no chemotherpay was needed. Does this mean that she had trip negative cancer?

"Negative" Clarified: Breast cancers are defined by the presence of certain proteins on their cells (tumor markers), including estrogen-, progesterone-, and her2/neu receptors. "triple negative" means that all 3 of these receptors are absent. This is very pertinent for rx of invasive cancer. Dcis, by definition, cannot travel outside the breast; therefore, these markers are less critical since chemo unnecessary. ...Read more

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My 6 year old daughter has had 2stomach xrays and 1chest xray what are hèr risk for cancer im really worried I feel like i failed her as a mother?

My 6 year old daughter has had 2stomach xrays and 1chest xray what are hèr risk for cancer im really worried I feel like i failed her as a mother?

No change in risk: There is no change in a 6 year-old's risk for cancer if she gets several x-rays or CT's, meaning she is not at increased risk of cancer compared to the rest of us. That's because everything one does in this world exposes her to almost undetectable levels of "cancer causing stuff", so we ignore the tiny effects and only worry when there are big risks, like excessive sun exposure, and like smoking. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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