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Nasal cancer - Introduction

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Nasal and sinus cancer is cancer that affects the nasal cavity (above the roof of your mouth) and the sinuses (small, air-filled cavities inside your nose, behind your cheekbones and forehead).

Fewer than 600 new cases of nasal and sinus cancer are diagnosed in the UK each year. This type of cancer is rare in people under 40, and men are twice as likely to be diagnosed with it than women.

The area where the nose and throat connect is called the nasopharynx. A specific type of cancer, called nasopharyngeal cancer, affects this area.

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Medical Review: March 24, 2012
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