At Mayo Clinic, your treatment team partners with you and your family to create a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Most nasal and paranasal tumors, whether cancerous or not, require surgery. To remove the cancer, some of the diseased bone or nearby tissues may also warrant removal. Additional treatment for cancer may include radiation therapy, chemotherapy or both. Advanced cancer often requires reconstructive surgery.
At Mayo Clinic, specialists in ENT-head and neck surgery, neurosurgery, facial plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and ophthalmology pool their skills to develop surgical treatment and reconstruction strategies designed to restore maximum function and appearance.
Mayo Clinic offers state-of-the-art radiation therapy, such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery. These technologies allow Mayo Clinic specialists to treat the cancer effectively while limiting radiation that might adversely affect areas such as the eyes, optic nerves, brain, brainstem and spinal cord.
Anti-cancer drugs (chemotherapy) may be used in cases where cancer has spread. Chemotherapy may include several types of drugs that are given by mouth or put into a vein.
Mayo Clinic's Cancer Education Center offers education and support for cancer patients and their families and friends.