Latest oral cancer Stories

2014-02-09 23:00:41

For better oral and overall health, CDA urges tobacco users to quit the habit. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) February 09, 2014 The recent decision by CVS Caremark to discontinue the sale of tobacco products is to be applauded. For decades, the California Dental Association and other health organizations have been warning tobacco users of the dangers of these products and urging them to kick the habit. In addition to CVS’s vow to eliminate tobacco products from its shelves, the U.S. Food and...

2014-01-21 23:30:04

Every year, 8,000 people die from oral cancers. Their chances would have been better had the cancer been caught in the early stages. Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Fredericksburg and Monclair Family Dentistry now offer oral cancer screenings with every cleaning. Screenings for many types of cancer should be done regularly. Breast cancer, cervical cancer, and prostate cancer screenings are among the most common, and happily, more people than ever before go out of their way to...

2013-12-27 10:36:56

Patients with tongue cancer who started their treatment with a course of chemotherapy fared significantly worse than patients who received surgery first, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. This is contrary to protocols for larynx cancer, in which a single dose of chemotherapy helps determine which patients fare better with chemotherapy and radiation and which patients should elect for surgery. In larynx cancer, this...

2013-11-21 23:00:53

Dr. Steven N. Rice of the Advanced Laser Gum Surgery Institute of Washington gives Rockville, MD and D.C-area residents a new way to stay ahead of their health by providing comprehensive oral cancer screening to his patients. Early detection is critical for any type of cancer, including cancers of the mouth, and proper screening is one type of service that Dr. Rice delivers as part of his commitment to top dental care in Rockville, MD. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Periodontal...

2013-10-01 17:54:43

New research has found unique DNA markings on certain genes may 'predict' the risk of developing head and neck cancer Unique DNA markings on certain genes may "predict" the risk of developing head and neck cancer, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London. The findings, published today in the journal Cancer, raise the potential for the development of non-invasive tests which could pick up these tell-tale signs of early cancer initiation. Head and neck cancers...

HPV Link To Throat Cancer Revealed In New Study
2013-07-22 04:35:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One-third of all cases of throat cancer can be linked to human papillomavirus (HPV), claims new research appearing in the Journal of Clinical Oncology this month. HPV, which is the primary cause of cervical cancer, is known to spread through genital or oral contact, according to BBC News reports published Saturday. There are more than 100 different varieties of the illness, though two of them (HPV-16 and HPV-18) are most likely to...

Inexpensive Blood Test Reveals HPV Presence, Potential Cancer Risk
2013-06-18 18:30:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Earlier this month, actor Michael Douglas raised the prospect of oral sex leading to throat cancer through the transmission of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus known to cause the disease in some individuals. According to a new study from a team of international researchers in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, blood tests can be used to detect the presence of the virus via the body´s production of telltale antibodies...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.