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Dr. Lester Thompson
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Nasal Cancer (Overview)

Nasal cancer is over proliferation of abnormal cells of the nasal passage way. This can lead to obstruction and difficulty breathing.


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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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Dr. Lester Thompson
58 doctors shared insights

Nasal Cancer (Overview)

Nasal cancer is over proliferation of abnormal cells of the nasal passage way. This can lead to obstruction and difficulty breathing.


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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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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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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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What are the tests for nasal cancer?

What are the tests for nasal cancer?

Physical exam: Typically it starts with a physical exam. A fiber optic scope can help visualize an abnormal area or mass and it can be biopsied. A ct scan or an MRI may be ordered by your physician if appropriate. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
Once
Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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What causes nasal cancer and what should I do do minimize the chance of having it?

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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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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What is the treatment for nasal cancer?

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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Is there a cure for nasal cancer?

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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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