High Grade NeuroEndocrine Carcinoma of Ethmoid Sinus

Eye Pains - Blocked Nose - Lumps - Headaches - Toothaches

Welcome to Ethmoid Sinus Cancer - A website that documents how I, John Cairns, was diagnosed with and treated for a rare, small cell, aggressive, rapidly growing, cancer of the head and neck - T4bN2c High Grade NeuroEndocrine Carcinoma of Ethmoid Sinus - after showing symptoms of a common cold only.

If you are currently, but unknowingly, experiencing the symptoms and showing the signs of NeuroEndocrine Carcinoma of Ethmoid Sinus or have just been diagnosed with it, a rare form of cancer that only has 100 or so recorded cases worldwide, and want to know the following - carry on reading.

The information on this website explains, in plain English, the actual hospital visits, treatments and medications I have been given so far, the pains I have suffered, the things I have done to maintain my health and diet and the things I have needed to consider and action during and after my diagnosis.

I say "So Far" because I am writing these web pages AS IS (i.e. once a week) while I am currently alive. Obviously if I drop dead tomorrow.....


When you are first diagnosed with cancer your initial three thoughts/questions are probably going to be the same as every other cancer patients':

At the end of the day, even how bad this planet is becoming and to a certain degree how some of us wished we could die already, in reality I believe none us really want to die. This planet has not got that bad yet. There is still plenty to live for and there are still plenty of good people around to give us hope for the future; so do not concentrate too heavily on your cancer. Instead, focus on living a happy life until the very end.


I dedicate this website to my Hungarian wife Tünde - The love, devotion, time, energy and resources you have shown and given me without conditions throughout our relationship, as well as throughout these difficult times, are the things I have always loved about you and always will love about you.

The hospital visits and caring for me, especially when you have your own illness to think about, is a testament to your kind loving heart. Always helping others and putting your problems in the background.

Tünde - You have always been at my side and have always been supportive, which I Thank You for WITH ALL OF MY HEART. I will love and treasure you forever. And always remember one thing: "WE Are A Team".