Types of Nasal Cancer
Nasal cancer, also called sinus cancer or Sinonasal Adenocarcinoma, is a potentially fatal condition that affects approximately 10 people per million.
Although extremely rare, the disease is commonly seen in those who have experienced prolonged or frequent exposure to wood dust or metals such as arsenic, cadmium, chromium, or nickel. There are several different types of nasal cancer, some of which are more aggressive than others.
Early diagnosis is always critical to achieving the best outcome.If you have been diagnosed with a type of nasal cancer that you suspect may be linked to wood dust or metals exposure, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses and suffering. Please contact Allen Stewart, P.C. today for a FREE case evaluation.
Nasal Cancer Tumors
Nasal cancer tumors may develop in the nasal cavity as well as in the ethmoid or maxillary sinuses. The following are among the most common types of nasal cancer:
- Adenocarcinoma of the sinonasal cavity can be of either low-grade (slow growth) or high-grade (rapid growth) malignancy. Low-grade tumors of this type are more difficult to diagnose than those that are high-grade.
- Cuboidal Metaplasia is considered a precursor to nasal cancer and refers to the abnormal growth of cells in the sinonasal cavity.
- Ethmoid Sinus Carcinoma is a type of nasal cancer that develops in the ethmoid sinus and is prone to local progression. If left undiagnosed, the disease could metastasize to other body parts and significantly reduce the rate of survival.
- Intestinal-type Adenocarcinoma is extremely malignant and those diagnosed with this type of nasal cancer often have a poor prognosis.
- Nasopharyngeal Cancer affects the tissues of the nasopharynx, which is the upper part of the throat just behind the nose. Nasopharyngeal cancer has been linked to consistent exposure to formaldehyde, particularly in workplace environments.
- Papillary Adenocarcinoma is characterized by tumor(s) that protrude from the lining of the nasal cavity. This type of nasal cancer is not prone to rapid growth and is the one most frequently seen in wood workers.
- Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma (SNUC) is one of the more rare types of cancer that affects the nasal cavity and/or the paranasal sinuses.
Another common type of nasal cancer, but one that is not exclusively linked to industrial exposures, is squamous cell carcinoma. Individuals who experience chronic nasal discharge, sinus pain, numbness or pain in the upper teeth, intermittent nosebleeds, or other abnormal symptoms should consult with a physician immediately.
Are You Eligible for Compensation?
Individuals who have developed nasal cancer as a result of occupational wood dust or metals exposure have the right to file a legal claim against those responsible for their losses and suffering. Damages that can be recovered through a lawsuit include medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
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