Nasal And Sinus Cancer is sometimes misdiagnosed as Sinus Conditions

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Sinus Conditions, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Nasal And Sinus Cancer.

Nasal and sinus cancer can occur very rarely. These cancers can derive from epithelial (cells from the lining of the cavities) origin or non-epithelial origin. Each of these origin types can lead to multiple different types of cancers. Symptoms can include nose bleeds, sinus problems, vision problems, nasal congestion and neurological problems. If left untreated due to misdiagnosis cancer in this area can grow into the eye or brain leading to blindness, stroke, intracranial infections and death. While rare these cancers are very treatable if caught early enough around an 80% survival rate.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Blockage of one side of the nose, nosebleeds, pus draining from the nose, nasal congestion and stuffiness, pain above or below eyes, post-nasal drip, reduced or lost sense of smell, numbness or pain in parts of face, loosening or numbness of teeth, a lump or mass on the face/palate/nose, loss or change in vision, pain or pressure in one of the ears, hearing loss, headache, trouble opening the mouth, enlarging lymph nodes in the neck, constant watery eyes, bulging of one eye

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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