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The Oral Cancer Foundation Honored as 2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit

14. December 2012

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Source: The Oral Cancer Foundation New GreatNonprofits.org Award is Based on Positive Online Reviews NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Oral Cancer Foundation announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2012 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “We are excited to be […]

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GIVING ORAL CANCER A LOUDER VOICE

31. October 2012

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BY PATTI DIGANGI, RDH, BS Even with our best efforts, oral cancer continues to have a nearly 50% mortality rate at five years. This equals 40,000 deaths annually in the United States with 370,000 worldwide. It is predicted that there will be a world-wide oral cancer epidemic by mid-21st century. Predictions are based on what […]

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On the Job with Laura Schmitz Cook

22. October 2012

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Source: StarTribune.com In seven years as a Registered Dental Hygienist, Laura Schmitz Cook has already seen a lot of change — for example, she said, “Fluoride varnish has progressed. It was yellowish, now it’s clear. You can give it to young kids without fear. It’s a great treatment for kids with high decay risk.” Digital […]

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Seattle battles oral cancer with inaugural Save The Face Race

24. September 2012

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Source: DentistryIQ.com As we’re all hopefully aware by now, oral cancer will kill one American every hour of every day. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, the death rate associated with this cancer is particularly high not because it is hard to discover or diagnose, but because the cancer is routinely discovered late in its […]

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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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