Treatments for nasal and sinus cancer

The best treatment depends on several factors, including how far the cancer has spread and your general health.

Treatment may include:

  • surgery to remove a tumour which can be performed using surgical incisions (open surgery) or as keyhole surgery through the nose (endoscopic microsurgery)
  • radiotherapy wherehigh-energy radiation is usedto kill the cancerous cells, shrink a tumour before surgery, or destroy small amounts of a tumour that may be left after surgery
  • chemotherapy where medicine is usedto help shrink or slow down the growth of a tumour, or to reduce the risk of the cancer returning after surgery

Your treatmentwill be organised by a head and neck cancer multidisciplinary team (MDT), who will discuss the treatment options with you.A combination of treatments will often be recommended.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018