Symptoms of nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer
Cancer in the nasal cavity or paranasal sinuses usually doesn't cause any signs or symptoms in its early stages. This is because the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses are large spaces that allow a tumour to grow. Signs and symptoms often appear as the tumour grows into surrounding tissues. Because nasal and paranasal sinus cancer is not very common, other health conditions, such as a deviated septum or allergies, can cause the same symptoms as nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer.
The most common symptom of nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer is a stuffy, blocked or runny nose. It usually happens on one side of the nose and lasts for a long time even though you don't have a cold or allergies. These symptoms may gradually get worse. Other signs and symptoms of nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer may include:
pain above or below the eyes
a lump or growth on the face, on the roof of the mouth or inside the nose
watery eyes causing tears to run down the cheek
numbness, pain or swelling of the face
loose or numb upper teeth or changes in how dentures fit
bulging of one eye
loss or change in vision (for example, double vision)
pain or pressure in one of the ears
loss of sense of smell
swollen lymph nodes in the neck
trouble opening the mouth (called trismus)
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