The nasal cavity comprises of the space that is just behind the nose where the air passes on its way to the throat. The paranasal sinuses are areas that surround the nasal cavity. The paranasal sinuses include maxillary sinuses, ethmoid sinuses, frontal sinuses and the sphenoid sinuses.
Cancer typically begins when the healthy cells in the body multiply continuously hence forming a mass of cells called a tumor. Tumors can be cancerous or benign. A cancerous tumor, also known as a malignant tumor, means that it can grow and also spread to other parts of the body. A benign tumor is capable of growing but not spreading. Nose cancer specialist Dr. Kapil Saigal in Orlando FL can remove a benign tumor without it growing back. The nasal and the paranasal sinus cancers are most of the times malignant tumors. There are usually two types of cancers that develop in the head and the neck region, and they belong to a category of tumors that are known as head and neck cancers. Although the paranasal sinus cancer develops in any of the sinuses, it usually begins spreading in the maxillary sinus.
Anything that increases the chances of getting a certain ailment is referred to as a risk factor. However, by exposing yourself to a risk factor does not mean that you will get cancer, and by not having a risk factor does not mean that you cannot get cancer.
Basal cell carcinoma is the uncontrolled growth or lesions that form in the skin’s basal cells. Basal cells comprise of the deepest layers of the epidermis, and they often look like open sores, pink growths or scars. Exposure to the intense ultraviolet rays of the sun can cause basal cell growth in the face. The skin cancer in the nose rarely spreads beyond its original tumor site.
One cannot take the disease lightly because it can cause disfigurement of the nose if not treated promptly. Basal cell carcinomas can be efficiently treated during their early stages. When the tumors are left to grow, it may require extensive therapy to correct the disfigurement. When the small skin cancers are removed surgically, the scars that are present can later be removed using nose reconstruction. The reconstruction involves a skin graft or flap being used to repair the wound. This is done to achieve excellent cosmetic results and also facilitate healing.
Dr. Kapil in Orlando FL is also well-known for performing reconstruction of skin cancer defects after MOHS surgery. This surgical technique is capable of treating skin cancer. During the MOHS surgery, thin layers of cancerous skin are removed by a dermatologist and examined in a progressive manner until when only cancer-free tissue remains. The success rates for BCC are above 98% higher in comparison to other treatment options.