Outlook for nasal and sinus cancer

There are many different types of cancer that can affect the nasal cavity and sinuses. The outlook varies, depending on the specific type you have.

Overall, around one in every two or three people with nasal and sinus cancer will live for at least five years after diagnosis.

However,this can vary, depending on things such as exactly where the cancer is located and how far it has spreadbefore it's diagnosed and treated.

Nearly everyone diagnosed at an early stage will live for at least five years. However, if it's not diagnoseduntil an advanced stage, only around one in every three to fivepeople will live at least five years.

Cancer of the nasal cavity generally has a better outlook than cancer of the sinuses.

Want to know more?

  • Living with cancer
  • Macmillan: nasal and sinus cancers
  • Cancer Research UK: nasal and paranasal sinus cancer
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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018