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Doctor insights on: Nasal Pharyngeal Cancer

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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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Is there any cure for naso pharyngeal cancer, or can doctors only get part of the tumor out?

Is there any cure for naso pharyngeal cancer, or can doctors only get part of the tumor out?

Possible to cure: The likelihood of cure depends on several things, with the stage being one of them. Typically, nasopharyngeal cancer is treated with chemotherapy and radiation. Surgery is usually used when chemoradiation fails. ...Read more

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Had a stage 1a/grade 1 mucinous ovarian tumor 4/2013. Heart burn & acid reflux exp with raw throat felt. Family history of GERD + nasal pharynx cancer?

Had a stage 1a/grade 1 mucinous ovarian tumor 4/2013. Heart burn & acid reflux exp with raw throat felt. Family history of GERD + nasal pharynx cancer?

GERD and ovarian ca: This time of year sore throat is pretty std fair. Reflux with heart burn is extremely common...try taking an otc antacid for two weeks . If this doesn't help or change your symptoms call your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is there nose bleeding in a nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Why is there nose bleeding in a nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Tumor erosion: These tumors develope on the mucous membrane and erode into adjacent tissues including capillaries, causing bleeding. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of nasal cancer?

What are 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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Is nasal cancer purely hereditary?

Is nasal cancer purely hereditary?

Multifactorial: Skin cancer, like most cancers, has many different things which affect it. In the case of skin cancer, lifestyle choices like high amounts of sun exposure and smoking will increase your risk for skin cancer. If you are at higher risk for skin cancer, discuss with your doctor and/or see a dermatologist for screening examinations. ...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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Are there cancers of the nasal cavity?

Are there cancers of the nasal cavity?

Yes, several: There are many different benign and malignant tumors of the nasal cavity/nasopharynx, though outside of common polyps, they are relatively rare. Diagnosis is usually made by a biopsy through a scope (usually by an ENT surgeon in the us). Some can be quite serious. If you are worried, a visit to your doctor is in order. ...Read more

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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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Is nasal cancer bad? How do they remove it?

It depends.: Many cases may be treated with surgery and radiation, while many others get surgery and chemotherapy. These and other head and neck cancers are usually too advanced for curative surgery, etc., although some can be treated this way. Those with metastatic or recurrent disease get palliative care with Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil or paclitaxel. The most common presentation has 35% 5 yr. Survival. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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