Complete care for sinus cancer, from diagnosis to recovery
Tumors in the nasal cavity – the air-filled spaces around the nose – are known as sinus cancer. This includes your cheekbones, forehead and the nasal bone at the top of the nose. Paranasal cancer affects the spaces around or near the nose. Sinus cancer is one of the many head and neck cancers we treat at Goshen Center for Cancer Care.
Dealing with a diagnosis of sinus cancer can be challenging, and our compassionate specialists can help. Our multidisciplinary team takes an integrative and aggressive approach that focuses on healing. As northern Indiana’s first comprehensive cancer center, we combine the latest research with expertise to treat sinus cancer in Goshen and Warsaw, IN.
Our oncology information specialists are here to provide the answers you need. Call (888) 492-4673 (HOPE) or request an appointment online.
Sinus cancer symptoms to know
There are usually no early symptoms of sinus cancer, small sinus tumors do not cause any bodily changes.
As the tumor grows and the disease spreads, symptoms may include:
- Blockage of one side of the nose
- Chronic nasal congestion and stuffiness that may worsen with time
- Pus coming out of the nose
- Postnasal drip, nosebleeds or decreased sense of smell
- Frequent headaches or numbness in the face
- Lump or mass in the face, nose, neck or inside the mouth
- Pain, pressure or swelling around the eyes or in the ears, the teeth or face
- Trouble opening the mouth or loosening of the teeth
- Watery eyes, vision changes or a bulging eye
The symptoms above aren’t always indicative of cancer. Allergies, infections and other conditions can mimic sinus cancer symptoms. It’s best to tell your primary care provider for a prompt diagnosis.
Causes and prevention
Risk factors for sinus cancer include:
- Air pollution
- Workplace exposures to inhalants, such as glues, formaldehyde and wood dust
- Male gender
- Age 55 or older
You can control some of these risk factors by quitting smoking and wearing proper protective gear at work, if you’re exposed to inhalants.
Treating sinus cancer at Goshen Center for Cancer Care
We begin sinus cancer treatment with an accurate diagnosis. Knowing the cancer’s specific location and stage help you and your treatment team create effective, personalized treatment plans.
Treatment is unique for each patient, but may include:
Want to learn more about our approach to treating cancer or get a second opinion from our oncology experts? Call (888) 492-4673 (HOPE).
Goshen Center for Cancer Care treats sinus cancer in Goshen and Warsaw, IN, for patients from Fort Wayne, South Bend and surrounding areas.