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Viral Marketing: What’s Stopping Men From Getting the HPV Vaccine

9. July 2012

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Source: GOOD Mobile By: Jake Blumgart on July 6, 2012 at 3:00AM PDT In early 2011, my doctor informed me that a vaccine to protect against the human papillomavirus—HPV—was now available for men. I was relieved, then frustrated—my doctor didn’t actually offer the principal vaccine, Gardasil, to her male patients. After a couple days of hunting […]

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Allentown woman who lost jaw to cancer shares anti-smoking message

18. June 2012

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Source: LehighVallyLive.com People often stare at Christine Brader. Sometimes strangers ask the Allentown woman what happened to her. She tells them, “I used to smoke.” Tobacco users flinch when they hear her response, Brader says. Smoking led to oral cancer, which eventually cost the 49-year-old all of her teeth and part of her lower jaw.Brader has […]

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Suicide Rates Among Oral Cancer Patients on the Rise

24. May 2012

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Source: Dr.Bicuspid.com May 23, 2012 — Suicide rates among patients with oral cavity and oropharyngeal (OC/OP) cancer have increased significantly over the past three decades, particularly among male patients during the first year after diagnosis. As many as half of patients with head and neck cancer suffer from depression, among the highest of all oncology […]

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Actor Michael Douglas Partners With Oral Cancer Foundation For Early Detection PSA Campaign

14. May 2012

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LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Actor and producer Michael Douglas has donated his time to help create a television public service announcement (PSA) on behalf of the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those affected by the disease. The PSA will support the Foundation’s efforts to educate the public […]

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Study: Oral cancers take financial toll

26. April 2012

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Source: Dr.Biscuspid.com April 26, 2012 — The cost of treating individuals with oral, orapharyngeal, and salivary gland cancers is significant, particularly for patients who undergo all three forms of treatment, according to a new study by Delta Dental of Michigan’s Research and Data Institute. And for many that is only the beginning of the financial […]

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Oral cancer on the rise in the US; Americans unaware of major risk factors

25. April 2012

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Source: Dental Tribune NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., USA: New research conducted on behalf of the Oral Cancer Foundation has found that many Americans are unaware of the fact that the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus, is the fastest-growing risk factor for oral cancer. The data supports the current consensus that awareness of oral cancer […]

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April: Oral Cancer Awareness Month

2. April 2012

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Source: Aspen Dental April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. According to Brian Hill, founder and executive director of the Oral Cancer Foundation, as many as 40,000 people in the United States will be told they have oral or pharyngeal cancer in 2012. Some of them may be sitting in your dental chair today. With one […]

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Studies underscore genetic complexity of head and neck squamous cell cancers

15. March 2012

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Source: Dentistry IQ By Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS While we should be screening patients for oral and pharyngeal cancer daily, April has been designated as the month when we highlight this disease, and increase awareness about its prevention and treatment. Powerful new technologies that pinpoint the connections between human genes and diseases have clarified […]

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Discussing the Horrors of Oral Cancer with Two Survivors

14. March 2012

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Source: Dentistry IQ Mar 14, 2012 By Kevin Henry Managing Editor, Dental Economics Editor’s Note: I recently had the chance to talk with Christine Brader, a former smoker and three-time oral cancer survivor who lives in Allentown, Pa. She is a volunteer senior patient advocate and a board administrator for the Oral Cancer Foundation. For […]

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Oral Cancer Foundation Sponsors 13th Annual Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April 2012

7. January 2012

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Source: Dentistry IQ Organization encouraging dental professionals to offer free screenings to the public Did you know that the fastest growing segment of the oral cancer community is young, healthy non-smokers? It’s shocking but true. Exposure to the HPV-16 virus, the most common sexually transmitted infection, is now the leading cause of oral cancers in […]

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