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How does nose cancer manifest?

How does nose cancer manifest?

Location and type: Skin cancers are common on the nose and can be excised. A cancer deeper in the nasopharynx can be uncomfortable, bleed, produce a discharge, obstruct the nose, or even announce itself by spreading to a lymph node in the neck. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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What is the survival rate for nose cancer?

Nasal cancers: Cancer survival varies by the specific type of cancer (for example squamous cell, adenocarcinoma, lymphoma, melanoma, etc.) the location of the tumor (sinus, nasal passages) and the stage (depth of invasion, presence of metastasis, etc.) Treatments today for nasal cancers include surgery plus often radiation and sometime chemotherapy. Long term survival is possible. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the survival rate of having nose cancer?

I want to know what's the survival rate of having nose cancer?

Can't tell: You need to be more specific. What do you mean by nose cancer? Basal cell skin cancer on the nose? Nasopharyngeal cancer? We need more information. ...Read more

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Does surgery for nose cancer leave you with a hole in your face?

Does surgery for nose cancer leave you with a hole in your face?

Reconstruction: No, usually nasal cancer defects can be reconstructed extremely well. See a facial plastic surgeon for the reconstruction of complex defects that also involve the nasal passage. ...Read more

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Can people with nose cancer eat a regular diet, with no restrictions?

Can people with nose cancer eat a regular diet, with no restrictions?

Yes: There is no reason not to eat a regular diet unless the cancer has somehow impaired their ability to swallow. ...Read more

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Do people usually get nose cancer from exhaling cigarette smoke out of your nose?

Do people usually get nose cancer from exhaling cigarette smoke out of your nose?

No: Most nasal cancers are not related to cigarette smoking. Woodworking and other chemical exposures are more common causes. You still should not smoke! ...Read more

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Is there a nose cancer?

Is there a nose cancer?

Yes: Several types of cancers can arise in or near the nose. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting nose cancer? How common is this?

What are the chances of getting nose cancer? How common is this?

Uncommon: There are two sites where malignancies can involve the nose. The more common is on the skin wherein one sees basal cell and squamous cancers. In the mucosa of the nose basal cell lesions can be found but more commonly nasal mucosal tumors are also seen as squamous and glandular adenocarcinomas When defined early surgery and RT can be curative. ...Read more

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What is the difference between adenoids and nose cancer?

What is the difference between adenoids and nose cancer?

Different: ' nose cancer' you are referring is a cancer. Adenoids are normal lymphoid tissue, like tonsils are located in the nasopharyngeal area. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of nose cancer? Is getting frequent nosebleeds one of them?

What are the symptoms of nose cancer? Is getting frequent nosebleeds one of them?

Yes: Nosebleeds, pain and nasal bockage are symptoms of nasal cancer. It is a rare disease. If these symptoms are ocurring you should see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I have nose cancer and have already done my radio n chemo treatments. Why do scans and test still show residues?

I have nose cancer and have already done my radio n chemo treatments. Why do scans and test still show residues?

How cancer heals: All but the softest cancers produce tough fibrous tissue to support their cells. When radiation / chemo kill the malignant cells, the fibrous tissue stays behind but has no ability to hurt you unless some of the malignant cells can come back. This is a common source of misunderstanding, and I'm very glad you're doing well. ...Read more

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I've had a spot in both nostrils for nearly a year, they flare up and hurt from time to time. Now I've got a brown mark on the outside of nose. Cancer?

I've had a spot in both nostrils for nearly a year, they flare up and hurt from time to time. Now I've got a brown mark on the outside of nose. Cancer?

Probably not: You are 27 years old and it is unlikely that you have cancer of the nose or the skin. You should, however, have this looked at by a health care professional. ...Read more

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Does pipe smoking affect the quality of voice and speech of a nose cancer survivor?

Does pipe smoking affect the quality of voice and speech of a nose cancer survivor?

Yes: Regardless of your medical history smoking can cause inflammation of the vocal cords and create voice changes. ...Read more

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I sneeze violently and sometimes a bit of blood-tinged mucus come out. Do I have higher risk of getting nose cancer?

I sneeze violently and sometimes a bit of blood-tinged mucus come out. Do I have higher risk of getting nose cancer?

No: Nose bleeds are very common however if it persists you should visit your physician in the rare chance that it might be related to something more serious. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with NPC Stage 2 (nose cancer) in Jun. Completed radio + chemo in end Sep. Face is swollen after spicy food intake. How to reduce swell?

Was diagnosed with NPC Stage 2 (nose cancer) in Jun. Completed radio + chemo in end Sep. Face is swollen after spicy food intake. How to reduce swell?

It will take longer: Some degree of swelling (lymphedema) is common after radiotherapy as it blocks the skin lymphatics. With longer follow up, over the next one or two years it will likely reduce and ultimately go away. Make adjustments in your food/spice as the mucosa becomes ultrasensitive /oversensitive after radiotherapy. You have to be patient and reduce the salt in your food, that too will help. ...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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Which color ribbon represents spleen cancer?

Which color ribbon represents spleen cancer?

Lymphoma: Hodgkin's is violet, non-hodgkin's is lime green. These are the two that are likely to pop up in the spleen. ...Read more

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What does the cancer ribbon mean to cancer survivors?

What does the cancer ribbon mean to cancer survivors?

Hope, badge ofcourage: They see and instantly identify with others wearing the cancer pin telling them that they are not alone in this fight- that there are others that have traveled the same journey and are still here - as a sign of hope and a source of information, counseling, commiserating, and to share a good cry and a good laugh. But do not ask me --- ask them - they will readily tell you their story. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy dec'15 removed 5pol, some hyper. Wk 2 change in bm, narrow, ribbon like, sometimes thicker but flat sides. Pain low lt pelvic. Cancer hist?

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Colonoscopy dec'15 removed 5pol, some hyper. Wk 2 change in bm, narrow, ribbon like, sometimes thicker but flat sides. Pain low lt pelvic. Cancer hist?

What's your question: This sounds like diverticulitis. There is a possibility of inflammation in the colon from the biopsies but this is uncommon and diverticulitis is common. You should see your doctor back to see if you need antibiotics or further investigation of the pelvis. ...Read more

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What kind of cancer does the pink and blue ribbon represents and what does it stand for?

What kind of cancer does the pink and blue ribbon represents and what does it stand for?

Male and inflammator: The pink and blue ribbon has been used to promote awareness of male breast cancer and of inflammatory breast cancer. ...Read more

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How are green and orange ribbons for kidney cancer different?

How are green and orange ribbons for kidney cancer different?

See below: The orange ribbon is for the kidney cancer association. A green ribbon signifies renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer, hypernephroma) awareness. ...Read more

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How thin does a ribbon stool have to be in order to be a concern that it's colon cancer?

How thin does a ribbon stool have to be in order to be a concern that it's colon cancer?

Pencil thin stool: Pencil thin stools should generally be like that. However any change in bowel habits or bleeding should prompt evaluation by your pcp gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Do thin ribbon like stool mobements in case of colon cancer continue all the time or is it ab on and off thing?

Do thin ribbon like stool mobements in case of colon cancer continue all the time or is it ab on and off thing?

Ribbon like: Stool which is INTERMITTENT are DUE TO SPASM of the lower bowel (old term ="spastic colon") now this is a part of the diagnosis of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) which is a DIAGNOSIS of EXCLUSION (other GI problems MUST BE RULED OUT) SO STOP worrying about the "big C" and get yourself checked out by your PCP and at your age a COLONOSCOPY, may be recommended!
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Which type of cancer a pink and blue ribbon represents and what does it stand for?

Which type of cancer a pink and blue ribbon represents and what does it stand for?

Male breast cancer: It is also an anti-circumcision ribbon and an anti-abortion / sudden infant death / fetal loss ribbon. ...Read more

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Will men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Will men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Yes; not sure!: Men with a mother, sister, or daughter with breast or ovarian cancer, male relatives with breast cancer, or with ashkenazi jewish heritage, have a high risk of carrying a brca mutation. Men with this mutation are at risk for breast and other cancers. Rarely, men without a brca mutation get breast cancer, usually in their later years. I think the ribbon is still pink! Sorry guys... ...Read more

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Pink is the official color for breast cancer in women, what color ribbon is it for men?

Pink is the official color for breast cancer in women, what color ribbon is it for men?

Pink w/ blue: I don't know of an official ribbon for male breast cancer. Many organizations use a ribbon with 1/2 pink and 1/2 blue. I refer you to an organization called men against breast cancer. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Please tell me, could men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Yes.: Men get breast cancer at a rate of about 1% of the rate in women. Given that female breast cancer is, unfortunately, all too common, male breast cancer is unusual but not rate.

I am not aware of any "ribbon" campaign for male breast cancer; the one for "breast cancer" should be sufficient. ...Read more

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My poop come out like ribbons what can be done about it. It happen when I had readiation for my anal cancer few years ago?

My poop come out like ribbons what can be done about it. It happen when I had readiation for my anal cancer few years ago?

See Surgeon or GI: This could be related to the radiation you received which can cause a stricture in the anus. This can be treated with dilation but needs to be evaluated by a surgeon or GI doc. You also need to be checked for other causes such as a recurrence of the cancer. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the signs someone has cancer in the nose?

What are the signs someone has cancer in the nose?

Symptoms are:: Such things as nasal obstruction, nasal discharge, nose bleeds, headache, facial pain. If more advanced there can be facial swelling or invasion of nerves resulting in neuropathy with numbness or weakness in the face or muscles of the face. Some of these symptoms occur with sinusitis however and patients may go back and forth on antibiotics till doctors determine there is a mass inside. ...Read more

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Nose slowly rots away if you get a skin cancer there?

Nose slowly rots away if you get a skin cancer there?

Yes: The skin cancer will spread and be locally destructive which can result in complete loss of the nose. It can then spread to affect the rest of the face and can even spread in the nerves to the brain. Some types of skin cancer can metastasize into the bloodstream or lymphatics and then spread to the rest of the body which can be fatal. ...Read more

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What choices do I have for treating cancer in the nose?

Surgery or radiation: Depending on tumor type and extent of disease one may be better than the other, but usually for smaller tumors surgery is a good first option. ...Read more

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Can a bump about quarter inch on the side of my nose be cancer?

Can a bump about quarter inch on the side of my nose be cancer?

Yes: If it raised, irregular, and bleeds or enlarges rapidly it may well be. Get to a facial plastic surgeon, ENT or dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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A brown colour discharge is coming from my nose, is it dangerous? Do I have cancer? What should I do about it?

A brown colour discharge is coming from my nose, is it dangerous? Do I have cancer? What should I do about it?

Colored nasal discha: Brown discharge is not normal. Have it examined to rule out infection, polyps or other lesions ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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