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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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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 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

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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