Can radiation therapy be targeted enough to kill a maxillary sinus carcinoma?

Yes. Maxillary cancer is debulked by surgery and the primary treatment is radiation. Chemo can be added to increase effectiveness. The targeting is easily accomplished with intensity modulated radiation planning and delivery.
Yes. Radiation therapy is very scientific and modern radiation can be expertly targeted to treat tumors of mostbregions of the body while sparing normal tissues.

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

Many ways. There are many tumor types, but squamous cell carcinoma is the most common in this location. Usually, an excision (surgery) is employed first, usually followed up by radiation therapy. Chemotherapy is not usually used for these types of cancer. The specific tumor type though, can change the type of treatment used. Read more...
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...
Yes! Get opinions. Early decision matter in cancer treatment, so it's important to get multiple opinions. One should be from an academic medical center. You will need an otolaryngologist (ENT) for a surgery opinion, and opinions from a medical oncologist and radiation oncologist. For more info go to http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/paranasalsinus/patient. Read more...

Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get maxillary sinus cancer?

Uncertain. Genetic susceptibility and environmental factor usually determine the occurrence of cancers. The extent of the role of one or the other factor are often unclear and intertwined. Exposure to some metals is associated with sinus cancer, however in most case the cause may remain undetermined. Read more...
Exposure. Some evidence points to exposure to certain inhaled industrial chemicals, dusts, or metals. Hpv (human papilloma virus) infection is also associated with maxillary sinus cancer. There's good info here: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/paranasalsinus/patient. Read more...

Are natural remedies for maxillary sinus cancer safe?

No. If they were, i would know abou them. The fda's mission is to fine products that are "safe", meaning their adverse effects identified and risk gauged, and "effective, " meaning a legitimate study comparing treatment tested vs something established. Sinus infection is common; cancer is not, and can be quite painful, and even lethal. Go to an expert. Don't fiddle while your sinus burns. Read more...
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...

What is the treatment for maxillary sinus carcinoma?

Surgery Chemo XRT. Depending on the stage of the disease, this is usually treated initially with surgery, followed by radiation +/- chemotherapy. Patients who are unsuitable for surgery are usually treated with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. Read more...

Is mitomycin-n, an injectible medicine, a possible alternative to radiation therapy for cheek carcinoma?

Mitomycin. Mitomycin is generally not indicated for skin cancers, which i assume is what you refer to as a "cheek carcinoma ." it is more widely recommended for colo-rectal and bladder cancer. Read more...
No. Chemotherapy alone is not generally used for treating cancers of the head & neck. Surgery may be an alternative to radiation therapy for cheek cancers. Depending on the extent of the cancer, surgery could be significantly more morbid than radiation therapy. You might consider a consultation at a multi-disciplinary program with head & neck surgeons, radiation oncologists & medical oncologists. Read more...

How can radiation therapy kill cancerous cells while leaving the good cells?

It can. By fractionation and avoiding as much of the good cells as possible. If you give a little radiation each day for weeks it allows good cells to repair dna damage over that 24 hour period between treatments. Cancer cells often lose this ability. With newer techniques we avoid as much of an organ as possible so sometimes we are so accurate we can give just one therapy because good cells were missed. Read more...
Radiation biology. Luckily through mother nature, most cancer cells are more sensitive to radiation than normal cells. Normal cell tend to heal and repair better and new stem cells can grow and migrate to help to repopulate the depleted normal cells. Also the faster the cells grow, the more they are susceptable to radiation and cancer cells are usually fast growing. New tech also allows us to target more accurately. Read more...