Nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer

Introduction

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Cancer that forms in tissues of the paranasal sinuses (small hollow spaces in the bones around the nose) or nasal cavity (the inside of the nose). The most common type of paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer is squamous cell carcinoma (cancer that begins in flat cells lining these tissues and cavities).

 

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Standard of care

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Synonyms

Nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer

Nasal cancer

Cancer of the nasal cavity

Cancer of the paranasal sinus

Nose cancer