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2012-03-02 01:09:51

Over the past few decades, doctors have noted a surprising trend in cancer of the tonsils and base of the tongue. Though oral cancer previously appeared predominantly in elderly patients with a history of tobacco and alcohol use, it's increasing in younger patients: 30- to 50-year-old nonsmokers with the human papillomavirus (HPV). Fortunately, the newer form of cancer tends to be less aggressive, and the latest approach to treating the tumors can avoid the debilitating consequences of open...

2012-02-21 05:00:00

New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul M.Parker of the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery, encourages everyone to become more vigilant about skin cancer prevention even during the winter and spring. Paramus, NJ (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 With the increase in skin cancer due to sun exposure, New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul M. Parker, MD, emphasizes how imperative skin cancer prevention is in all seasons, but especially now as the spring and summer are nearing . Skin cancer rates in the...

2012-01-27 15:33:23

Transplant patients who develop head and neck cancer are more likely to be non-smokers and non-drinkers, and less likely than their non-transplant counterparts to survive past one year of diagnosis, according to a new study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. As part of a 20-year review, Henry Ford researchers found cancers of the throat, tonsils and mouth may be more aggressive in transplant recipients as the result of long-term immunosuppressive therapy required to prevent solid organ...

2012-01-27 10:28:59

Nearly 12,000 people will die of head and neck cancer in the United States this year and worldwide cases will exceed half a million. A study published this week in the journal Carcinogenesis shows that in both cell lines and mouse models, grape seed extract (GSE) kills head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells, while leaving healthy cells unharmed. “It´s a rather dramatic effect,” says Rajesh Agarwal, PhD, investigator at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and...

2012-01-19 10:16:46

Drug used to treat melanoma with 1 mutation sets off a cascade that results in a different type of skin cancer in cells with another mutation Patients with metastatic melanoma taking the recently approved drug vemurafenib (Zelboraf®) responded well to the twice daily pill, but some of them developed a different, secondary skin cancer. Now, researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, working with investigators from the Institute of Cancer Research in London, Roche and...


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  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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