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What are the signs someone has cancer in the nose?
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: The nose internally
Is very unusual site of cancer, however, the nasopharynx is quite common, especially in asia, and the maxillary sinuses (paranasal sinuses).
The externally, the nose is common for basal and squamous skin cancers. Lesions that do not heal or bleed are early signs; pain swelling, numbness a rather late sign of deep invasion.

In brief: The nose internally
Is very unusual site of cancer, however, the nasopharynx is quite common, especially in asia, and the maxillary sinuses (paranasal sinuses).
The externally, the nose is common for basal and squamous skin cancers. Lesions that do not heal or bleed are early signs; pain swelling, numbness a rather late sign of deep invasion.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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