MFlorida hospital head and neck cancer program » home â» cancer types   aux. Nav about us florida hospital cancer institute support groups locations patient resources screening & prevention cancer types treatments clinical trials team of specialists contact us oral cavity cancer oropharyngeal cancer hypopharyngeal cancer nasopharyngeal cancer laryngeal sinus tumors salivary gland tumors skin cancer skull base tumors thyroid cancer sinus tumors (ethmoid and maxillary) printer-friendly version ethmoid & maxillary sinus tumors the ethmoid and maxillary sinuses are part of the paranasal sinuses and include numerous small cavities. Ethmoidal sinuses are located on each side of the nasal cavity, just behind the upper part of the nose. Maxillary sinuses lie on each side of the nasal cavity, behind the upper cheek bones.     cancers that affect these tissues are largely squamous cell malignancies. buy cheap viagra buy viagra online secure canadian pharmacy online cheap viagra generic viagra online buy viagra buying viagra online without prescription buy generic viagra buy viagra viagra without a doctor prescription cheap viagra online   tumors that develop often go undetected until they are significant, and because these sinuses lie so anatomically close to many other vital organs, treatment options can be problematic. Symptoms include:   persistently blocked nose frequent "sinus infections" bleeding progressive pain and swelling in the face bones or around the eyes vision changes persistent pain in the forehead, skull or cheek bones swelling in the roof of the mouth loosening of teeth, poorly fitting dentures, bleeding from tooth sockets   risk factors sinus cancers are rare in the u. S.   there is yet some debate as to the actual causes, but most experts associate this cancer with exposure nickel dust, mustard gas and a number of compounds commonly found in the furniture, leather and textile industries.   wood dust exposure has been found to dramatically increase the risk of sinus cancers. When sinus cancer is suspected, a careful medical history review can help pinpoint likely risk factors. There is also some evidence that previous epstein-barr infections (herpes) may encourage the generation of malignancies.   treatment the major treatment options for paranasal sinus cancer include: surgery: physical removal of a section of the nasal cavity and/or lymph nodes. Radiation therapy:  sometimes used independently in the early stages, or in combination with surgery. Chemotherapy: usually used for the later stages to prevent cancer cells from finding a hospitable home elsewhere in the body. Chemotherapy may also be used in combination with surgery and radiotherapy.   gene therapy. Still in its infancy, but showing a great deal of promise by helping the immune system to recognize and fight. TMConsultancy

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