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Michael Douglas: ‘Throat cancer’ was really tongue cancer

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Source: cnn.com Author: Jen Christensen, CNN Michael Douglas never had throat cancer, as he told the press in 2010. The actor now says he had tongue cancer. Douglas said he hid the diagnosis at the urging of his doctor to protect his career. “The surgeon said, ‘Let’s just say it’s throat cancer,’ ” Douglas told […]

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Cancer survivor advocating for men’s HPV awareness

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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Source: The Tampa Tribune (tbo.com) By Mary Shedden | Tribune Staff Published: July 28, 2013     LUKE JOHNSON/STAFF David Hastings, the co-owner of Gulport’s Habana Café, has testified in front of Florida legislators and officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since becoming a volunteer patient advocate with the Oral Cancer Foundation. […]

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Fact check: Michael Douglas on HPV and throat cancer

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

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Source: www.huffingtonpost.com Author: Meredith Melnick A Michael Douglas interview in The Guardian caused waves when the publication reported that the “Behind the Candelabra” star revealed HPV, the human papilloma virus, to be the cause of his stage-4 throat cancer diagnosis in 2010. “Without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV, […]

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When a virus causes cancer, surgical robot can help

Friday, May 3, 2013

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Source: www.bizjournals.com Author: James Ritchie Dr. Keith Wilson finds robotic surgery to be a good approach for removing tumors growing deep in the throat, as I recently reported. As it turns out, such tumors are often part of an alarming trend. They’re often caused by the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, also known as HPV. In […]

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Oral cancer cases higher in developing countries

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Source: pakobserver.net Author: staff Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer reported globally with roughly two thirds of these reported in developing countries, according to a report. Regardless of nationality, roughly half of long-term smokers will die from the effects of tobacco smoking, be it oral cancer, lung cancer or cardiovascular disease. In India […]

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Robotic surgery vs. radiation, chemo for throat cancer, study to see which is best

Thursday, April 18, 2013

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By: Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press, April 17, 2013 Source: ottawacitizen.com   TORONTO – It was quite a shock for Rod Sinn when he learned the persistent sore throat he’d had for five months, initially diagnosed as tonsillitis, was actually an increasingly common form of throat cancer caused by the human papilloma virus. Equally unpleasant was the […]

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Researchers design drug to block incidence of head, neck cancer caused by HPV virus

Thursday, April 11, 2013

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Source: www.news-medical.net Researchers have discovered a new mechanism by which the human papilloma virus (HPV) causes head and neck cancer, and they have designed a drug to block that mechanism. Though further research is needed, the new agent might offer a safer treatment for these tumors when combined with a tapered dose of standard chemotherapy. […]

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Emergence of HPV 16 and sexually transmiitted oral cancer

Monday, April 1, 2013

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Source: communities.washingtontimes.com Author: Dr. Ali by Ali Forghani The human papilloma virus (HPV) is the second leading cause of oral cancer. HPV is certainly not a newcomer to the disease world. It is one of the most common sexually transmitted disease on the planet. As of this writing, over 120 variations of the virus have […]

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Spike in oral cancers puzzles experts

Saturday, March 23, 2013

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Source: www.turnto23.com Author: Victoria Colliver/San Francisco Chronicle Christine Schulz has never visited England, but she speaks with the clipped inflection of a vaguely British accent. It’s not an affectation but, rather, the mystifying after-effect of an 18-hour surgery she endured in 2009 to remove about half her tongue due to a cancerous growth that had […]

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Detecting cancer’s biochemical ‘fingerprint’ for early diagnosis

Monday, February 11, 2013

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Source: www.siliconrepublic.com Author: Claire O’Connell Detecting cancer in its early stages could help to make treatment more effective. Claire O’Connell found out from Dr Fiona Lyng about Cervassist, an emerging technology that uses spectroscopy to analyse tissue samples and spot when cells are showing signs of abnormality. So far the technology has been focusing on […]

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