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Sinus Tumors

Statistics of Sinus Tumors

For patients at risk for cancer, it’s important to know facts and statistics on sinus tumors to better identify the symptoms when they occur. See the facts below for a basic understanding of the condition. From there, ask your doctor for more information, so you can make informed decisions about your care.

  • The sinuses are empty cavities lined with cells to produce mucus. Mucus keeps the nose from drying out.
  • The sinuses are located behind the nose and cheeks.
  • Cancerous tumors in the sinuses are rare in the United States.
  • Squamous cell carcinoma, cancer of the lining of the sinuses, is the most common type of sinus cancer diagnosed.
  • Sinus tumors may be hard to treat since they are so close to so many vital organs.
  • Some symptoms include chronic blocked nose, sinus infection symptoms, bleeding, swelling and pain the face, vision changes and swelling in the roof of the mouth.
  • Patients who work in furniture, leather and textile manufacturing are at a higher risk for developing sinus tumors.
  • Treatments may include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
  • Recovery rates depend on the patient’s condition and overall health.

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