Sarcoma of nasal cavity - any input?
New member here — hello friends! I've been reading the posts for a few weeks. My healthy 81 year-old husband has been diagnosed with a left side nasal sarcoma. His doctor says sarcoma in this area is pretty rare, and this is backed up by my not seeing any similar posts here. They're talking surgery — a combination of endoscopic and open — followed by radiation therapy. The open part of the surgery will be a craniotomy in order to avoid fluid leakage and to get as much of the cancer as possible. This combined with the side effects of radiation later has me pretty apprehensive and scared for my husband. He is a lifelong musician (brass instruments), and I fear he may never be able to comfortably play again. I know I've covered a lot of subjects here. Does anyone have any solid feedback on what we can expect in the short and long term? And why does a doctor choose radiation over chemotherapy? Please forgive — I am learning about cancer for the first time. I thank you!