Nasal and Sinus Cancer Diagnosis
We diagnose nasal and sinus cancers using several methods. Tests we use include:
Physical exam: We will check the nose, throat and face, looking for anything out of the ordinary and checking for swollen lymph nodes.
Imaging: We may check for signs of cancer using several different imaging options, including:
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- CT scan
Nasal endscopy: Using a special tool called a nasal endoscope, we can examine the nose using a tiny camera and light. We may also remove small tissue samples for testing during a nasoscopy.
Biopsy: We can remove a small sample of tissue, either using nasoscopy or a small thin needle (called fine needle aspiration).
For more information on the diagnosis, treatment and more of nasal and sinus cancer, visit our nasal and sinus cancer information pages below.