Who's at risk of nasal and sinus cancer

Several factors are known to increase the risk of developing nasal and sinus cancer, including:

  • your gender men are more likely to develop nasal and sinus cancer than women
  • prolonged exposure to certain substances through your work , including wood dust, leather dust, nickel, chromium and formaldehyde
  • smoking the more you smoke, the higher your risk of developing several types of cancer, including nasal and sinus cancer
  • human papilloma virus (HPV) a group of viruses that affect the skin and moist membranes, such as the mouth and throat

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has produced a report on the risk of occupational nasal and sinus cancer inGreat Britain(PDF, 2Mb) .

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018