Most of the times, treatment of nasal cavity or nasal sinus cancer is based on where it is and its stage. Other factors suchasperson’s overall health and personal preferences could also affect the treatment options. It’s therefore important you talk to your doctor if you have any questions about the treatment plan they recommend.

The staging of this tumours are very complex. At this time, staging system have only created for common cancers. Treatments choices for less common cancers are tailored to each patients depending on the general patient’s condition. This cancer is rare and so it’s hard to study. Here are treatment options of nose cancer.

Stages0, 1, 2 Nose Cancer

The first step in treating this stage of nose cancer is surgery as it aims to remove the cancer. In most scenarios, removal of the bone and mucosa is done. Lymph nodes in the neck aren’t removed. Afterwards, radiation might be needed for people with stage 1 and 2 cancersif the cancer shows some features that make it more likely to come back.

Radiation is highly recommended after surgery even if the margins are negative because they have a high chance of coming back after treatment. For some aggressive types of sinus tumours, chemotherapy might be recommended.

Stage3, And 4 Nose Cancer

Nose cancer can be treated with surgery and radiations that comes after the surgery. If the cancer seems to have spread to lymph nodes in the neck, these will be removed as well. Another ideal option is radiation sometimes combined with chemotherapy.

For some aggressive types of nasal tumours, or those that can’t be removed with surgery, chemotherapy first followed by radiation might be an option. For the advanced nose cancer that is those that have spread to other parts of the body, treatment options might include chemo, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, or some combinations of these.

FinalThoughts

Treatments for nasal cavity cancer or sinus cancer may temporarily shrink cancer and help relieve symptoms. If further treatments are recommended, it’s important you talk to your doctor so that you clearly understand the goal of the treatment.

That is whether it is to try to cure cancer or to keep it under control for as long as possible and relieve symptoms. This can help you weigh the risks and benefits of each treatment. Clinical trials are also a good option for some people.