Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses Cancer

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What Is Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer? TOPICS

What are the key statistics about nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancers?

Cancers of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses are rare, with about 2,000 people in the United States developing these cancers each year.

The average age of people when they are diagnosed with these cancers is 64. More than 4 out of 5 people who get these cancers are at least 45 years old.

Men are slightly more likely than women to get these cancers. They occur much more often in certain areas of the world such as Japan and South Africa.

Most cancers of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses occur in the maxillary sinuses or in the nasal cavity. They are less common in the ethmoid sinuses, and are rare in the frontal and sphenoid sinuses.

Survival statistics for these cancers are discussed in the section, "Survival rates for nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancers, by stage."


Last Medical Review: 01/10/2013
Last Revised: 01/10/2013