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Depressed Head and Neck Cancer Patients Have Lower Survival and Higher Recurrence Risk

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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Source: www.OncologyNurseAdvisor.com Author: Kathy Boltz, PhD   Depression is a significant predictor of 5-year survival and recurrence in patients with head and neck cancer, according to a new study published in Pyschosomatic Medicine (doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000256). These findings represent one of the largest studies to report on the impact of depression on cancer survival. Although depression […]

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Poison’s Rikki Rockett Reveals He Is Battling Oral Cancer

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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Source: www.loudwire.com Author: Chad Childers   Poison drummer Rikki Rockett revealed during an appearance on the Eddie Trunk Live radio show that he’s completed nine rounds of chemotherapy and seven weeks of radiation treatments after being diagnosed with oral cancer this past summer and that he’ll find out in February if the treatments were successful. […]

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Cetuximab plus RT linked with high toxicity in head and neck cancer

Sunday, December 13, 2015

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Source: www.cancernetwork.com Author: Anna Azvolinsky, PhD The combination of radiation therapy plus the EGFR inhibitor cetuximab had higher rates of acute toxicity among patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) compared with radiation therapy plus the chemotherapy cisplatin, according to results of a phase II trial based in Italy. […]

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Head, Neck Cancer Patients May Be at Higher Risk for Suicide: Study

Friday, November 13, 2015

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Source: www.health.usnews.com Author: Robert Preidt   THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Head and neck cancer patients may be at raised risk for suicide, new research suggests. However, the overall risk is still small, the findings showed. The study included over 350,000 patients in the United States diagnosed with head and neck cancer between […]

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Marathoner Harriette Thompson, 92, runs to her own inspiring rhythm

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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Source: http://espn.go.com/ Author: Lynn Olszowy Harriette Thompson has found a clever way to pass the time when she runs marathons. The classically trained concert pianist imagines her favorite pieces of music. “When I’m in a place that might be pretty boring, I run to some music in my mind,” she explained. “I hardly know I’m […]

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A Disorder That’s Hard to Swallow

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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Source: www.usnews.com Author: Anna Medaris Miller   Ed Steger’s​ last meal was a bowl of soup in Las Vegas. “I remember it all too clearly, as if it were yesterday,” he says. But it wasn’t yesterday – it was 2006. “Life is very different” now, says Steger, a 63-year-old former program manager in Houston. Steger […]

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Factors linked with better survival in oral cancer identified

Saturday, May 16, 2015

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Source: www.cancertherapyadvisor.com Author: staff Factors associated with improved survival in oral cavity squamous cell cancer (OCSCC) include neck dissection and treatment at academic or research institutions, according to a study published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Alexander L. Luryi, from the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., and colleagues analyzed correlations […]

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Band Announces Iron Maiden Singer is Battling Tongue Cancer

Friday, February 20, 2015

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Source: usatoday.com Author: Maria Puente   Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson is being treated for cancer of the tongue, the heavy metal band announced on its website Thursday. But it was caught early, seven weeks of chemotherapy and radiation have just been completed, and a full recovery is expected, the announcement said. “Bruce is doing very well considering the circumstances […]

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Patients undergoing radiation therapy benefit from animal assisted therapy

Saturday, January 17, 2015

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Source: radiationtherapynews.com Author: staff According to a recent study published in the Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology, therapy dogs can help improve the emotional state of some cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. The study, developed by Mount Sinai Beth Israel researchers, found that cancer patients who are undergoing intensive multi-modal concomitant radiation therapy together […]

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Oral cancer on rise in young people

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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Source: www.wwltv.com Author: Jaclyn Kelley Alex Dupuy is like most 15-year-old boys, except for one very special talent. Last year he stole the headlines during a bowling tournament for bowling a perfect 300. But that high wouldn’t last long. “My son came to us one day and said I have an ulcer, and we thought, […]

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