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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
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
What does it mean to have mucosal thickening on maxillary sinus? What is inflammatory paranasal sinus disease?
Chronic sinusitis : Will most likely cause this appearance Consult with ENT specialist ...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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My grandmother and mother both had/has breast cancer. What does that mean for me? Should i be worried?
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 .
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Incidential finding on brain MRI: mild polypoid mucosal thickening of the anterior right maxillary sinus wall, 0.8 cm. No symptoms now, but I had often sinusitis in my early teens, no scans then. Does that mean unilateral polyp (cancer suspicious)?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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