Intestinal Type Adenocarcinoma is extremely malignant and those diagnosed with this type of nasal cancer often have a poor prognosis. Intestinal Type Adenocarcinoma, or Colonic-Type Adenocarcinoma is a type of Sinonasal cancer. Intestinal-type refers to the structure of the tumors as they consist of columns of mucin-secreting cells with growth patterns that strongly resemble colorectal cancer. Intestinal Type Adenocarcinoma accounts for 3-4% of all Sinonasal malignancies.

Symptoms of Intestinal Type Adenocarcinoma

Like other Sinonasal cancers, Intestinal Type Adenocarcinoma strongly resembles harmless illnesses such as a persistent sinus infection. Those who were involved in the woodworking industry are at a much higher risk of developing intestinal type Adenocarcinoma, as are workers who have been exposed to metals such as arsenic, cadmium, chromium, and nickel. If you experience the following symptoms, you should seek the advice of a physician immediately.

  • Upper Tooth Pain
  • Sinus Pain
  • Facial Swelling
  • Nosebleeds
  • Nasal Discharge
  • Nasal Obstructions

Prognosis and Treatment for Intestinal Type Adenocarcinoma

Unfortunately, Intestinal Type Adenocarcinoma is among the most aggressive types of Sinonasal cancer and has a very high grade malignancy. Patients diagnosed with Intestinal Type Adenocarcinoma often have a poor prognosis. With a quick diagnosis however, there are treatment options such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment.

Nasal cancer treatments can be very expensive and pose serious financial difficulties for patients and their families. Those who are diagnosed with the disease as a consequence of occupational wood dust or metals exposure may be eligible to recover their damages including medical costs, pain and suffering, and more.

Please contact Allen Stewart, P.C. today for a free consultation. An attorney at Allen Stewart, P.C. will personally evaluate your case and explain your rights, discuss all of your options, and address any concerns you have in regards to your case.