Dangers And Treatment For Nose Cancer In Children?
At noon, I am asking. My sister was diagnosed with a malignant tumor. Her tumor has hit the eyes and oral cavity, and now she likes to forget, doesn’t remember anything, like a dazed person. I think it’s dangerous. And can it still be cured ??
Hello dear Malinda, thank you for your question
A tumor is a lump that appears due to the abnormal growth of body cells. Just like other parts of the body, the nose can experience tumor growth which is divided into benign tumors and malignant tumors (cancer).
Nasal cancer is easy to spread to other parts of the body, especially the area around the nose such as the eyes and oral cavity. Nasal cancer must be differentiated from paranasal sinus cancer which is in the sinus cavity and sinonasal cancer which involves the nasal cavity and sinus cavity simultaneously. In general, these three cancers have many symptoms in common, namely:
persistent nasal congestion and discharge from the nose frequent nosebleeds reduced sense of smell and / or taste headaches pain around the nose, for example forehead, cheeks, around the eyes, ear pain to hearing loss, visual impairment These three malignant tumors are distinguished by physical examination plus examination supporting, namely CT-scan and MRI.
Treatment of nose cancer is adjusted according to its severity. The modalities used include surgical procedures, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. In stages 1 and 2, surgery is generally performed to eradicate cancer cells, which can be followed by radiation therapy and chemotherapy. However, in advanced stages 3 and 4, treatment is palliative, which aims to improve the patient's quality of life, including radiation therapy and / or chemotherapy. Discuss this problem with the ENT specialist who treats your sister, considering that this doctor understands her health condition the best.
Hopefully this information is useful