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How can cancer in the nose be detected?

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Posted on Fri, 4 Aug 2017
Question: i don t know if i have a cancer on my middle turbinate ?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Osteoma / CT/ Endoscopy

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

CT scan and Nasal endoscopy would confirm the diagnosis. A biopsy would also be required.

Osteoma which is a benign lesion of the turbinates is a common cause. Osteoma is not a cancerous lesion.

Wishing you best of health

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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (26 minutes later)
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (22 hours later)
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Hello again

Even though the naked eye examination does show a growth but it needs confirmation via FNS. Please consult an ENT doctor in this regard.

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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (32 minutes later)
I had consulted... they said : it's nothing...
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (1 hour later)
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Hello again

If an ENT consultant examined the region and ruled out the need for nasal endoscopy then most likely it's not something serious. It could also be a deviated nasal septum which may present like this. If the DNS is mild and not leading to any obstruction symptoms then it can be followed withoutany intervention.

Wishing you best of health

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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (8 minutes later)
Two ent consultant examined the nose whith nasal endoscopy... I'm hypochondriac.... and I would like to be reassured....
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (25 hours later)
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Yes, then there is nothing to worry about. As I said earlier the most common growth is an osteoma which in itself is a benign lesion and isn't cancerous.

So if it's asymptomatic then no further intervention is required.

Wishing you best of luck

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How can cancer in the nose be detected?

Brief Answer: Osteoma / CT/ Endoscopy Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome I appreciate your concern CT scan and Nasal endoscopy would confirm the diagnosis. A biopsy would also be required. Osteoma which is a benign lesion of the turbinates is a common cause. Osteoma is not a cancerous lesion. Wishing you best of health Thanks