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Cancers of the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses

ALYSON J. LITTMAN and THOMAS L. VAUGHAN

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0030
Cancers of the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses

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This chapter reviews the epidemiology of cancers of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. Cancers arising in the sinuses and nasal cavity occur rarely in the United States and in most areas of the world. In 2002, an estimated 2,000 people in the United States developed the disease. The incidence of sinonasal cancer (SNC) has remained relatively steady during the past twenty-five years at 0.7 cases per 100,000 persons per year, with a median survival of 5.7 years. The classification, demographic patterns, environmental factors, host factors, pathogenesis, and prevention of SNC are discussed.

Keywords: cancer risk; nasal cavity; paranasal sinuses; sinonasal cancer

Chapter.  18107 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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