Strike action between Monday 2 October to Thursday 5 October 2023

Consultants and junior doctors at The Christie will both strike between 7am on Monday 2 October to 7am on Thursday 5 October 2023. Both consultants and junior doctors will still provide emergency care during their strikes.

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected by this strike. If you have an appointment at the Trust on any of these dates, please continue to come to The Christie and our other centres as planned unless we contact you to tell you otherwise. There may be longer waits than usual in clinics during this time.

Please do not call to check if your appointment is still going ahead.

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Nasal and sinus cancers

Cancers in the inside of the nose or sinuses are known as nasal or sinus cancers. This type of cancer is rare.

Patients may experience blocked nose, change in voice, swelling of the cheek, headache, pain or numbness in the cheek. The main risk factor for this type of cancer is smoking but may also be associated with inhalation of chemicals, metals and wood dust over many years.

This is a diagram showing the Paranasal Sinuses, shown from the front and  from the side. This includes the frontal sinus, the ethmoid sinus, the nasal cavity, the maxillary sinus, the sphenoid sinus and the pharynx or throat.

Nasal and sinus cancers are often treated with surgery. Radiotherapy or chemotherapy may also be required.

Last updated: March 2023