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Former LA Laker Michael Cooper diagnosed with tongue cancer

22. July 2014

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Source: insidesocal.com Author: Mark Medina   Former Laker Michael Cooper will take a leave of absence as the head coach of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream because of early stage tongue cancer. Cooper plans to have a surgical procedure this week at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta and is expected to recover […]

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Health Insurance providers still take advantage of consumers despite Obamacare

21. July 2014

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Source: huffingtonpost.com Author: Jeffrey Young   No law has done more to reform health insurance and protect consumers against the industry’s most heinous practices than the Affordable Care Act. But Obamacare didn’t magically transform insurers into benevolent entities solely devoted to taking care of sick people. Health insurance companies, even those that are not-for-profit, have […]

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Florida jury awards $23 billion for punitive damages to widow in lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds

21. July 2014

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Source: reuters.com Author: Barbara Liston   A Florida jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer punitive damages of more than $23 billion in her lawsuit against the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the nation’s second-biggest cigarette maker. The judgment, returned on Friday night, was the largest in Florida history in a […]

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Scar-free surgery for cancer patients

19. July 2014

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Source: www.todayonline.com Author: staff Singapore — When Mdm Tan Chwee Huay told her friends that she had undergone surgery to remove a cancerous lump in her throat, they thought that she was pulling their leg. “Nobody could tell that I had gone for such a complex surgery because they could not see any scars. “They […]

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Docetaxel regimen tops cisplatin in head and neck cancer

19. July 2014

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Source: www.cancernetwork.com Author: Anna Azvolinsky, PhD A phase II study has demonstrated that combining docetaxel-based chemoradiotherapy and the antibody cetuximab postoperatively in patients with high-risk squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck led to improved disease-free and overall survival, with no unexpected toxicities. The results of the study were published in the Journal of […]

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Oral Cancer Foundation, Cody Kiser partner for Idaho rodeo

19. July 2014

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Source: www.drbicuspid.com Author: DrBicuspid Staff The Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) is partnering with Cody Kiser, a rodeo cowboy who will serve as a spokesman for the group, at the Snake River Stampede Rodeo, held July 15-19 in Nampa, ID. Kiser hopes to serve as a positive role model for children and teens that look up […]

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Antioxidants May Cause More Harm Than Good in Cancer Patients

14. July 2014

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Source: medscape.com Author: Zosia Chustecka   While alternative health gurus often encourage increasing antioxidants in the diet and the taking of antioxidant nutritional supplements such as beta-carotene, vitamins A, C, and E, and selenium, new research findings suggest that antioxidants could do more harm than good, especially in cancer patients. The idea is discussed in a perspective […]

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Salivary gland cancers rare, but sometimes deadly

12. July 2014

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Source: articles.baltimoresun.com Author: Andrea K. Walker Professional baseball great Tony Gwynn Sr., also known as Mr. Padre, died last month of salivary gland cancer, which he believed was caused by years of using smokeless chewing tobacco. The cancer is a rare form that begins in any of the salivary glands in the mouth, neck or throat. Two […]

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An effective and well-tolerated strategy in recurrent and/or metastatic head and neck cancer: successive lines of active chemotherapeutic agents

12. July 2014

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Source: 7thspace.com Author: staff The combination platinum, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and cetuximab is the standard first-line regimen of recurrent and/or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Due to the toxicity of this treatment, alternative therapies are often offered to patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the overall survival obtained with a […]

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ACS awards $1.7M to study racial disparities in HNC patients

12. July 2014

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Source: http://www.drbicuspid.com/ Author: DrBicuspid Staff The American Cancer Society (ACS) has awarded a $1.7 million grant to Philadelphia researchers to investigate factors that may contribute to the racial disparities seen among those diagnosed and treated for head and neck cancers (HNC) — specifically head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). While head and neck cancers […]

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