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Rare cancers and nasal tumors

  • June 17, 2015 4:29 PM EDT

    Please talk about the rare cancers, such as nose tumors, that sometimes present with no signs until the growth has already spread. With so much contradicting / misinformation to be found on the internet, where do I go to find reliable and accurate resources to help me understand what is going on and to get appropriate treatment? If given the choice, which is more effective, radiation, or chemo, for nose tumors? Thank you.

    • 34 posts
    June 17, 2015 5:24 PM EDT

    The best source of information on these tumors is a board-certified oncologist. A consultation is well worth the money to have the best information for your specific family member. In general, radiation therapy is the mainstay of treating nasal tumors. Rarely, nasal lymphoma or nasal carcinoma might be treated with chemotherapy, but this is not the usual course. Surgery likely is not the best answer in most cases.