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What are the tests for paranasal sinus cancer?

What are the tests for paranasal sinus cancer?

Biopsy to prove: And ct is better to assess bony involvement; and mr for soft tisse extent. Bone scans and chest ct's look for spread. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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 are the common symptoms of paranasal sinus cancer?

What are the common symptoms of paranasal sinus cancer?

Nasal symptoms: This growth in the nose cavity can cause obstruction on one side, bleeding, pain and swelling of the face. If delayed it might cause swelling of the lymph nodes, and infectious signs from the nose. See your otolaryngologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Paranasal sinus cancer?

What is the definition or description of: Paranasal sinus cancer?

Paranasal Sinus: cancer= cancer that arises in one of the paranasal sinuses that drain into the nasal cavity (maxillary, ethmoid, frontal, sphenoid sinuses) ...Read more

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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

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What is the treatment for paranasal sinus cancer?

What is the treatment for paranasal sinus cancer?

Tough anatomy to: Cure with surgery without defects, but it's standard. Combined chemoradiotherapy may be used. ...Read more

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How severe is a paranasal sinus. What are its complicationsplease do tell me.?

How severe is a paranasal sinus. What are its complicationsplease do tell me.?

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

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Can paranasal sinus disease cause the loss of smell and taste?

Can paranasal sinus disease cause the loss of smell and taste?

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 more

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Plz explain. Minimal to mild chronic appearing paranasal sinus inflammatory changes. Mildly increased ethmoid air cells. No acute sinusitis or osseous changes.

Plz explain. Minimal to mild chronic appearing paranasal sinus inflammatory changes. Mildly increased ethmoid air cells. No acute sinusitis or osseous changes.

Sinusitis: It usually means that you a lingering mild chronic inflammation in your sinuses often associated with allergies. It usually is self limiting but if you are having bothersome symptoms would try a nasal spray such as Flonase ...Read more

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My MRI results say increased CSF within optic nerve sheaths, mild flattening of the posterior globes, and minimal paranasal sinus mucosal thickening.?

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

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How does the behavior of cancer in children differ from those of adults? If it differs at all.

How does the behavior of cancer in children differ from those of adults? If it differs at all.

More curable...: Typically cancer in children are more curable. This is probably due to a number of factors such as the cancers are biologically different than their adult counterparts, and that we are able to treat children with more intensive therapy because they are more resilient. Another difference is that certain cancers really only happen in kids (neuroblastoma) or just in adults (colon, breast). ...Read more

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What is the most common cancer in children / teens?

What is the most common cancer in children / teens?

Leukemia/lymphoma: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common cancer in childhood. It is still common in adolescents, but lymphoma becomes more common in the teenage years, and the frequency of hodgkin lymphoma and nhl approaches that of all. Brain tumors are common in childhood as well, but not nearly as common as in adults. ...Read more

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Please describe the most common cancer in children/teens?

Please describe the most common cancer in children/teens?

ALL: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all) is the most common cancer in children and teens. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for brain cancer in children?

What are symptoms for brain cancer in children?

Many possibilities: See the answer given for symptoms of a brain tumor in teenagers. I think it is always best to talk to your primary care doctor if your child has some specific symptoms or signs you are concerned may be related to a brain tumor. This is a very uncommon diagnosis in children--and though possible---should be approached by your child's physician. ...Read more

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Please describe the most common cancer in children?

Please describe the most common cancer in children?

ALL: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all) is the most common childhood cancer. ...Read more

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What is the fastest acting cancer in children from 5-10 years old?

What is the fastest acting cancer in children from 5-10 years old?

It is hard to give a: No simple answer here. You have to first give us some background for asking this question.
Some examples of fast growing cancers include lymphoma, leukemia and sarcomas of various types like rhabdomyosarcoma, ewings sarcoma and osteosarcoma. ...Read more

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Please describe the most common fatal cancer in children and teens?

Please describe the most common fatal cancer in children and teens?

Leukemia & Brain: The most complete (though older) data is from 1995, where leukemia caused the most deaths in children and teens. Over the past decade, we have gotten better at treating leukemia. The most current good data available (2009) shows that leukemia and brain tumors now cause about the same number of cancer deaths in children and teens. ...Read more

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How rare is heart cancer in children under 10?

How rare is heart cancer in children under 10?

Vanishingly rare: Except as part of tuberous sclerosis, primary tumors in children rare exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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Can there be any treatment for blood cancer in children?

Yes: Leukemia in childhood has seen great progress in the past 3 decades moving from a commonly fatal process to one where most can survive. The coordinated and specialized treatments involve several medications and a team of specialists, usually based at a childrens hospital or medical school. Pediatric hematology/oncology programs usually take the lead in treatment. ...Read more

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What is the most common brain cancer in children?

What is the most common brain cancer in children?

Glioma: Gliomas make up 75% of childhood brain cancer. Three main types: astrocytomas (often in the cerebellum and usually curable with surgery), malignant gliomas (glioblastoma and anaplastic astrocytoma), and ependymomas. Another 15% of brain cancers in children are medulloblastomas - these occur almost exclusively in children, and are more invasive and difficult to treat. ...Read more

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What causes eye cancer in children?

What causes eye cancer in children?

Sometimes genetics: With retinoblastoma, 40% of children have a genetic form: one copy of the RB1 gene is changed in every cell in the body at birth. If the 2nd copy of the gene undergoes a change, a retinoblastoma tumor can develop. Most children with retinoblastoma do not have the genetic form & spontaneously develop 2 RB1 mutations in an immature cell. Scientists don't know how or why it occurs in these childen. ...Read more

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What is survival rate of lung cancer in children?

What is survival rate of lung cancer in children?

Rare: The usual lung cancer from smoking is generally in adults.
Some unusual cancers can occur and survival is depending on cell type, and stage when found
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Which is the quickest acting cancer in children?

Variable: Tumors have variable behaviors and there are no statistics like sports. Fast growing tumors in children include, glioblastoma multiforme, acute leukemia, and neuroblastoma. See this site for more info.
http://www. Dana-farber. Org/pediatric-care/cancer-types/pediatric-cancer-types. Aspx. ...Read more

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What is risk of cancer in children born in china in past 20 years?

What is risk of cancer in children born in china in past 20 years?

Probably the same.: The risk of cancer depends on environmental as well as genetic factors. China has modernized greeatly in the past 20 years, so the likely have risks for cancer increase from industrialization, but then their health care and living standards have also likely improved, so this would likely decrease their risk. The gene pool has not changed, so the occurrence of cancer is likely to be the same. ...Read more

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Is there more than one good way to treat maxillary sinus cancer?

Yes: Depending on the stage, possible therapies include surgical resection, chemotherapy, and radiation. Many times the treatment will involve all 3. Check with your oncologist or ENT surgeon to see what's best for you. ...Read more

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Sir I found my blood count is 11.3, I am 18 year old female. I have been treated with sinus. Am I at the risk of having cancer?

Sir I found my blood count is 11.3, I am 18 year old female. I have been treated with sinus. Am I at the risk of having cancer?

No.: A count of 11.3 is just above the normal and in fact may be normal for you, or it may due to your sinusitis. Please take a balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains; low is saturated fats; no tobacco, no alcohol till 21 and even then no more than one drink a day. Exercise at least 150 minute/day and maintain a circle of good friends who share the same values. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does untreated chronic sinusitis cause sinus cancer?

No: But untreated chronic sinusitis can make you feel miserable. It can give you chronic runny nose, reduced smell and pressure like pain. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is cancer of the sinus cavity called?

Could you explain what is cancer of the sinus cavity called?

Depends: It depends on the cancer type and location. Eg - squamous cell carcinoma (scc) or lymphoma. And oropharynx, different sinus areas. In general these can be called head and neck cancers, but that is usually scc. ...Read more

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Can sinus cancer develop from prolonged exposure to normal dust? Can it occur in a 20 year old?

Can sinus cancer develop from prolonged exposure to normal dust? Can it occur in a 20 year old?

Sinus Cancer: It really depends on what you mean by normal dust... Typical outdoor dust is composed of dirty and other particulate matter. This has not been shown to be highly associated with sinus cancer. However, dust from a woodworking shop has been linked to sinus cancers in woodworkers, particularly certain types of soft woods. Typically it takes years of exposure and would be very uncommon in someone 20yr ...Read more

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I just had a Virchows Node excised and it showed to have sinus histiocytosis, but no sign of malignancy. Should I still be concerned of cancer?

I just had a Virchows Node excised and it showed to have sinus histiocytosis, but no sign of malignancy. Should I still be concerned of cancer?

It depends: There must be some reason to have this lymph node biopsy done? Are you sick or well? Do you have any signs of cancer in your Abdomen or in the chest? Those are the usual reasons to do a biopsy of the Virchow's node. Was this lymph node enlarged? Send us all the above details, then we can be more helpful to you. ...Read more

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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.

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.

See an ENT: Best advice is to see an ear, nose and throat specialist to put your mind at ease. In the interim, try some saline nasal spray several times a day to see if this makes a difference. ...Read more

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Are natural remedies for maxillary sinus cancer safe?

No: There is no natural treatment for maxillary sinus cancer. We are seeing this same question many times about different cancers. Doctors are not banding together against natural remedies. They have their place but not for cancer. Cancer can kill people. You can get fifty opinions and the answer will be the same. This disease needs surgery/radiation/chemo. See an oncologist. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have nasal cancer or just a sinus infection?

How to tell if I have nasal cancer or just a sinus infection?

See your doctor: You need a good history and physical exam and maybe labs and/or x-rays. If you smoke, please quit. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 19 year old having either throat or sinus cancer?

What are the chances of a 19 year old having either throat or sinus cancer?

Very low: Cancer takes time to develop. Most cancers develop over 10 years or more, which is why most forms of cancer are quite rare in young people. To prevent cancer from developing you can: 1) avoid smoking, 2) eat a healthy diet with a variety of fruits and vegetables, 3) maintain an active lifestyle and healthy body weight. If you are doing these things, you are doing just about all you can. ...Read more

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Can sinus cancer develop rapidly over the course of 2 months?

Can sinus cancer develop rapidly over the course of 2 months?

Sinus cancer: Sinus cancer is quite rare. Cancer, by its very nature, grows in such a way that it does not respect other tissues and it does grow. Some cancers grow slowly and others grow quickly. It is certainly possible for a sinus cancer to develop over a short time frame. A biopsy can help your doctors understand the "tumor biology" to know if it is aggressive and fast growing our more slower growing. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Sinus (Definition)

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


Dr. Scott Diede
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Cancer In Children (Definition)

Children usually do not get the kinds of cancer that are common in older adults (lung, breast, colon), but there are certain kinds of cancer that are common in young children, including leukemias, ...Read more