When you notice problems with your nasal area or sinuses, be sure to talk to a doctor. There are a host of conditions — many of them begin — that can cause these problems.
However, cancer can affect the nasal passages and sinuses just like any other area of the body, so it’s important to stay watchful.
Common symptoms of nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancers include:
- Nasal blockages that make one side of the nose constantly stuffy
- Impaired sense of smell
- Mucus drainage
- A lump in the face, nose or upper mouth that doesn’t go away
- Numbness or facial pain
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Loose teeth
- Bulging in a single eye
- Vision problems (such as double vision, impaired sight, loss of sight or pain around the eye)
- An extremely watery eye
The prognosis for sinus cancer depends on several factors, including but not limited to: how early the cancer was caught, the size and location of the tumor, the type of cancer, whether it’s spread to other areas, and the patient’s overall health and well-being.
Treatments are customized to address each patient’s unique needs. A sinus doctor might recommend one or several of these types of treatments:
- Targeted drug therapy
- Lifestyle care (such as pain management and dietary changes)
If you notice any unusual nasal or sinus symptoms, you can schedule a consultation to help determine the cause. Our NYC sinus doctors are experts in their field, and make it their mission to offer each patient prompt, respectful and personalized care.