Advertisement

What risk factors are associated with a tumor in the nose or sinuses?

Satish Govindaraj, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)
Risk factors associated with an increased chance of developing malignant tumors of the nose and sinuses (sinonasal) include:
  • Age (these tumors usually appear in middle age)
  • Male gender
  • History of exposure to wood dust
  • Occupational exposure to cadmium, nickel, and other minerals
  • Exposure to leather tanning or industrial fumes

Continue Learning about Nose Disorders

Nasal Polyps and Eosinophilic Asthma
Nasal Polyps and Eosinophilic Asthma
Nasal polyps are benign growths that form in the nasal cavity and sinuses. Shaped like teardrops, they vary in size and may form on their own or in cl...
Read More
Will nose disorders affect my sense of smell and taste?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Your sense of taste and smell are directly connected to how well your nose is functioning. Whereas t...
More Answers
How does allergic rhinitis affect the body?
Diana MeeksDiana Meeks
Allergic rhinitis affects the body by causing sinus irritation. You will likely experience cold symp...
More Answers
What Can I Do for Nasal Congestion?
What Can I Do for Nasal Congestion?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.