Treatments for Nasal and Sinus Cancers
Northwestern Medicine offers advanced endoscopic and skull base surgical techniques to remove the tumors of the nose and sinuses in a minimally invasive fashion whenever possible.
Our multidisciplinary approach includes:
- Oculoplastic surgery
- Reconstructive surgery
- Maxillofacial prosthodontics
For targeted treatment of the tumors located close to important structures, such as the eye and the brain, Northwestern Medicine offers advanced radiation therapy techniques, including:
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
- Gamma Knife® radiosurgery
- Proton therapy
These techniques are appropriately chosen to maximize the dose of radiation to the cancer while preventing injury to normal structures. Our radiation oncologists are specialists in the treatment of tumors located in the sinuses, nasal cavity and the skull base.
How curable is nasal and sinus cancer?
Prognosis for nasal and sinus cancer depends on many factors including the histologic type of cancer, stage (initial extent of cancer) at which the patient presents, general medical health, and several other pathologic factors. Most importantly, access to highly specialized centers focusing on cancer care such as the Northwestern Medicine Head and Neck Program, has been repeatedly shown to improve survival outcomes for patients with cancer. Recognize experts in skull-base surgery, endoscopic surgery, advanced radiation therapy, and medical oncology working together as a team can offer the best prospect of cure.