Surgery for nasal and sinus cancer

The type of surgery you have for nasal and paranasal sinus cancer depends on the position and stage of your cancer.

About surgery for nasal and sinus cancer

Surgery is a common treatment for nasal and paranasal sinus cancer, but it is complex and only a specialist surgeon can do it. 

Types of operations for nasal cavity cancer

The type of surgery you have for nasal cancer depends on the stage of the cancer and its position in the nasal cavity.

Types of operations for paranasal sinus cancer

The type of surgery you have for paranasal sinus cancer depends on the stage of the cancer and its position in the sinuses.

Surgery to remove lymph nodes from your neck

You may have surgery to remove lymph nodes on one or both sides of your neck.

Preparing for surgery

What happens before your operation will vary slightly depending on exactly where your cancer is and the type of operation you are having.

Going into hospital

You might go into hospital on the day of your operation or the day before. Knowing what to expect can make it less stressful.

On the day

Your nurse will help to get you ready for surgery before you go to the operating theatre.

After nasal and paranasal sinus cancer surgery

Waking up from surgery can feel strange, but knowing what to expect can help you feel more in control.

Possible side effects of surgery

The position of your cancer and the type of operation you have may affect you in one or more ways. But there are people that can support you.

Last reviewed: 
30 Oct 2020
Next review due: 
30 Oct 2023
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