Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Treatment
Nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer is a very rare form of malignant condition and this is reflected with its 5-year survival rate (dependent on current cancer stage). Compared to other cancers, nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer has a relatively high survival:
These are all dependent on early diagnosis and immediate treatment. Treatment of nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer is dependent on the following methods:
Surgery becomes quite delicate and difficult because the other organs of the face are nearby, particularly the eyes. In most cases, the eyes and orbits are affected before diagnosis is conducted and partial or total removal of the eye may be necessary to remove the cancer.
Palliative treatment is often only given after surgery and chemotherapy or if surgical treatment is no longer an option.
In most cases, a combination of these treatments is given. A majority of patients suffering from nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer will initially be given chemotherapy or targeted therapy prior to surgery. Afterwards palliative treatment and further chemotherapy/targeted therapy may be given.
The key to successful removal of the cancer is early detection which is why the earliest diagnosis is necessary. Because of the extent of damage and treatment necessary for these types of cancer, several medical experts will be on the case and not just a single otolaryngologist (ENT doctor). A cosmetic surgeon may also be involved to ensure that a person’s face is not disfigured or altered during and after the surgery.
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