Sinus Cancer

Condition 101

What is the definition of Sinus Cancer?

Sinus cancer is a rare disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the paranasal sinuses (small hollow spaces around the nose) and the nasal cavity. While sinus cancer can form in any of the different types of paranasal sinuses, it usually first appears in the maxillary sinus. Causes of sinus cancer include exposure to particular workplace chemicals or dust, an infection with human papilloma virus (HPV), and smoking, with an increased risk for males over 40.

What are the symptoms for Sinus Cancer?

Symptoms include persistent sinus congestion or obstruction, pain, swelling of the face, eyes, or ears, tearing from the eyes, loss of vision, decreased sense of smell, tooth pain, frequent nosebleeds, fatigue, weight loss, or a facial or neck lump.

What are the current treatments for Sinus Cancer?

Treatments for sinus cancer include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or a combination.

Latest Research

Latest Advance
  • Condition: Neuroblastoma
  • Journal: Lin chuang er bi yan hou tou jing wai ke za zhi = Journal of clinical otorhinolaryngology, head, and neck surgery
  • Treatment Used: Endoscopic surgery versus conventional surgery combined with radiotherapy
  • Number of Patients: 43
  • Published —
The study compared the effects of endoscopic surgery versus conventional surgery combined with radiotherapy for neuroblastoma.
Latest Advance
  • Condition: Metastatic Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma of the Spine
  • Journal: Medicine
  • Treatment Used: Surgical Treatment
  • Number of Patients: 1
  • Published —
This case report discusses a 34-year-old woman diagnosed with metastatic mesenchymal chondrosarcoma to the spine treated with surgery.
Latest Advance
  • Condition: Sinonasal mucosal melanoma
  • Journal: International forum of allergy & rhinology
  • Treatment Used: Endoscopic resection and open resection
  • Number of Patients: 686
  • Published —
The study compared endoscopic resection (using small incisions and a flexible camera) and open resection (using a large incision) for sinonasal mucosal melanoma.
Latest Advance
  • Condition: Ewing sarcoma of the cranium and skull base
  • Journal: Pediatric blood & cancer
  • Treatment Used: Proton therapy
  • Number of Patients: 25
  • Published —
The study researched the safety and effectiveness of proton therapy for Ewing sarcoma of the cranium and skull base.