What are the symptoms of Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus cancer?
Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cavity Cancer symptoms can vary and can often seem similar to those of other chronic diseases, so if you do have any symptoms, especially those that last longer than two weeks, it’s important to see your doctor.
Symptoms can include:
- Consistent sinus pressure or blocked sinuses
- Frequent headaches in the sinus area
- A runny nose or frequent nosebleeds
- A lump or sore inside the nose that has trouble healing
- Vision problems, including double vision or swelling of the eyes
- Upper teeth pain or loose teeth
- Dentures that no longer fit
- Ear pressure or pain
- Unexplained weight loss
- Unexplained fatigue
Miami Cancer Institute specialists and subspecialists combine world-recognized medical expertise, innovation and compassionate care to detect and treat your specific cancer, creating precise, personalized treatment plans that incorporate groundbreaking discoveries, collaborations with other world-renowned cancer researchers, and the best individualized treatment just for you.
How are Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus cancers diagnosed?
At Miami Cancer Institute, our internationally recognized Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cavity Cancer experts work together across many medical disciplines (known as a multidisciplinary approach) to provide you with the most advanced, comprehensive diagnostics available today – all under one roof and all conveniently located in South Florida.
Our expert multidisciplinary team begins by determining your complete family history and providing you with a thorough physical examination. This includes blood tests and state-of-the-art advanced imaging and laboratory tests, all with a compassionate, patient-centered focus.
When you are diagnosed with Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cavity Cancer, our expert healthcare team uses a variety of personalized tests, depending on what is right for you.
This can include:
- Biopsy to examine tumor tissues and determine the specific kind of cancer present
- Imaging studies that may include X-rays, CT (Computed Tomography), MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) or PET (Photo Emission Tomography)
- Endoscopy to view the upper airways and inside the nostrils, throat and vocal cords
- Laryngoscopy, which enables the specialists to use a mirror or a thin, flexible, lighted tube to view areas of concern
- Esophagoscopy to view the esophagus
- Bronchoscopy to view the bronchial tubes and lungs
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