Cancers that develop in the nose lining or the space behind the nose are nasal cancers. Cancer can also start in the sinuses near your nose – this is paranasal or sinus cancer.
Some of the symptoms of nasal and paranasal cancers include a blocked nose, voice changes, cheek swelling, headaches and a painful or numb cheek.
Nasal and paranasal cancers can spread to the lymph nodes in the neck. The lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped structures in the lymphatic system, part of the body’s immune system.
If this happens, the cancer can grow in the lymph nodes. This can show up as a painless lump in the neck.
At The Christie, nasal and paranasal cancers are treated by the head and neck cancer team.