skin cancer and headaches
jwootton at home.com
Mon Jan 22 17:48:31 EST 2001
If you look at the sketch at the bottom, the sinuses are very close to the
nose. X-ray might rule in/out problem with sinus.
In addition, has anyone actually looked up/down your nostrils to see what is
happening inside your nose?
PS There are nerve endings in one's nose. Perhaps the pain will go away once
the lesion has healed?
> Hi, I've recently discovered I have skin cancer on my nose. Well, the
> biopsy is not back yet but the dermatologist said it was probably basal or
> squamous cell cancer. He said the risk of the cancer spreading to other
> parts of the body with these cancers is low. Here's the thing: I've also
> been having headaches every day for the past 4 months. I've never really had
> a problem with headaches before so I'm kind of concerned.
> Does anyone have any experience with skin cancer causing headaches? Is it
> just the proximity to my brain of the cancer site? I've heard of people
> getting an infection on their nose and it causing an abscess in the brain or
> meningitis. Could this happen with cancer? It was an open sore for many
> The headaches seem to have gotten worse since the biopsy. In fact, when I
> put antibiotics on the site of the biopsy, it sends a shooting pain into my
> brain. I have a referral for a neurologist but I can't get an appointment
> before five weeks and I'm kind of starting to panic. Any info or advice
> would be appreciated.
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