Does sinus cancer come back?
People with cancer of the nasal cavity or paranasal sinuses are at risk for the cancer coming back (a recurrence) and developing new cancers in other parts of the body, so they must be watched closely after treatment.
Is sinus cancer slow growing?
Sinus and nasal cavity tumors mainly are benign and incapable of spreading to another part of the body. These tumors may occur on either side of the nose and are usually slow growing. Malignant sinus tumors are rare.
What sinus cancer feels like?
Although many sinus or nasal cancers exhibit no symptoms, certain prolonged symptoms may indicate cancer, including: Persistent nasal congestion, especially on one side. Pain in the forehead, cheek, nose or around the eyes or ear. Post-nasal drip at the back of the throat.
How do I know I have sinus cancer?
Pain behind the nose. A lump or sore inside the nose that won’t go away. Changes in vision or loss of vision. Nasal drainage from one side of the nose.
Is sinus cancer aggressive?
Paranasal sinus cancers are rare, aggressive tumours that are usually diagnosed at an advanced stage. They differ from other upper aerodigestive tract tumours in terms of risk factors (wood dust exposure) and premalignant lesions (inverted papillomas).
Where does sinus cancer spread to?
Cancer cells have spread to either the maxillary sinus lining and/or bones near the maxillary sinus, including the nose and the roof of the mouth.
Can a sinus CT scan detect cancer?
Computed tomography (CT) scan
This test is very useful in finding cancers of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, measuring the size of the tumor, showing if it is growing into nearby tissues, and if it has spread to the lymph nodes in the neck.