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Sinus Tumors

Survivability of Sinus Tumors

The prognosis for patients heavily depends on a variety of factors, including the stage of the cancer and the patient’s overall health. Staging indicates the survivability of sinus tumors according to the severity, location and extent of the cancer. The doctor recommends treatment according to the staging and the patient’s overall health. The patient’s ability to recover from cancer can vary.

These are statistics on the general five-year survivability of sinus tumors according to the stage of cancer:

  • Stage I – 63%
  • Stage II – 61%
  • Stage III – 50%
  • Stage IV – 35%

After treatment, the prognosis for sinus tumors can be affected by these permanent and temporary side effects of the therapy:

  • Scarring
  • Changes in voice, swallowing, chewing and breathing
  • Nerve damage

Locations for Sinus Tumors