Nasal Cancer Symptoms

Doctor taking notes while speaking with a patient about their symptomsNasal cancer symptoms can be difficult to detect. In many cases, particularly in early-stage cancers, patients don’t tend to experience many symptoms. Late-stage or more severe nasal cancers can produce symptoms, although these warning signs can also be caused by any number of more common conditions, including minor infections. Typical nasal cancer symptoms include:

  • Persistent nasal congestion or stuffiness that may worsen over time
  • Ongoing post-nasal drip, or blockage at the back of the nose
  • Pain located above one or both eyes
  • Unexplained nosebleeds
  • Reduced sense of smell
  • Pressure or bulging of one of the eyes
  • A mass on the face, nose, or palate
  • Numbness or pain in the face
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck (lumps felt under the skin)

These symptoms do not necessarily indicate the presence of cancer; there are many other, less severe conditions that can lead to the same issues. For that reason, it is essential that people who notice these symptoms receive medical attention from a physician who can make a proper diagnosis.

Tampa General Hospital ENT oncology specialists treats nasal cancer and its related symptoms. Our team of specialists – which includes surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and others – develops a personalized treatment plan for each patient that reflects his or her particular needs. With our extensive resources, we can provide patients with several options, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and various supportive care services.

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