Why choose us for paranasal sinus cancer care?
Paranasal sinus cancer occurs in the nose and nearby structures. A tumor in this area can press on sensitive organs, such as your eyes or skull base. You are in expert hands at Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center.
We are among the few cancer centers in South Texas using a team approach to care. Our team includes highly skilled head and neck cancer doctors who work closely with other specialists, including eye surgeons. We offer advanced testing and leading therapies that help us deliver precise care.
Paranasal sinus cancer is one of many forms of head and neck cancer we specialize in. Explore our head and neck cancer program.
What you need to know about paranasal sinus cancer
- The paranasal sinus area includes structures that help filter the air you breathe and moisten it before it enters your lungs.
- People with ongoing exposure to certain types of dust and harsh chemicals face a higher risk of paranasal sinus cancer.
- You also face a higher risk if you use tobacco. Quitting can lower your chances of a cancer diagnosis. Read more about tobacco use and cancer.
- Our nurse navigator coordinates the many tests and treatments you may need so you can focus on your health.
How to talk to your doctor about paranasal sinus cancer
Finding out you have cancer is never easy. We help you move forward by taking the time to answer your questions and explaining what to expect.
You might want to ask your doctor about:
- Additional testing you may need and how it helps us plan your care
- Diagnosis, including the tumor’s location and whether it affects nearby structures or organs
- Treatments, which may include one or more types of surgery
- Support to help you cope with challenges, which may include anxiety, that come with a cancer diagnosis
We include your input in important care decisions. We encourage you to bring a trusted friend or loved one with you to appointments to help with these conversations