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Throat cancer survivor celebrates life after trans-oral robotic surgery

Friday, March 7, 2014

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Source: www.newswise.com Author: staff When Charlie Guinn sits down to eat with his lovely wife of 39 years, he thoroughly enjoys each bite. It’s not just the food; the entire experience is a celebration. Just over a year ago, Mr. Guinn learned that he had stage IV throat cancer. For him, just surviving would have […]

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Improving QOL in head and neck cancer as survival improves

Friday, February 28, 2014

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Source: www.medscape.com Author: Zosia Chustecka In patients undergoing radiation treatment for head and neck cancer, reducing the radiation to organs not affected by cancer is key to improving quality of life post-treatment. Several studies presented here at the 2014 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium described new approaches to sparing radiation delivered to the salivary […]

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Surgery beats chemotherapy for tongue cancer, U-M study finds

Monday, December 30, 2013

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Source: www.eurekalert.org Author: press release Patients with tongue cancer who started their treatment with a course of chemotherapy fared significantly worse than patients who received surgery first, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. This is contrary to protocols for larynx cancer, in which a single dose […]

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Head and neck cancer patients improves with hyperfractioned radiotherapy

Monday, December 9, 2013

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Source: health-beauty-2468.blogspot.com Author: Kris Borowczyk Compared with the standard radiation therapy, intensified form of radiotherapy proves to be more effective in improving the survival chances of people with head and neck cancer. This is the result of studies conducted by the ECC2013 or European Cancer Congress 2013. About 11,000 patients were subject to altered fractionation […]

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Swallowing exercises preserve function in head and neck cancer patients receiving radiation

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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Source: http://www.newsfix.ca/ Author: staff A study at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that head and neck cancer patients receiving radiation as part of their treatment were less likely to need a feeding tube or suffer unwanted side effects such as worsening of diet or narrowing of the throat passage if they performed a […]

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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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Psychosocial services underutilized by those with head and neck cancers

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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Source: www.healio.com Author: Allen Chen Despite high rates of depression among individuals with head and neck cancers after radiation therapy, mental health services are severely underutilized in this patient population, results of a cross-sectional analysis suggest. Allen M. Chen, MD, of the department of radiation oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, […]

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Swallowing Exercises Preserve Function in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Receiving Radiation

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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Source: Science Daily Date: Aug. 29, 2013   A study from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) has found that head and neck cancer patients receiving radiation as part of their treatment were less likely to suffer unwanted side effects such as worsening of diet, need for a feeding tube, or narrowing of the throat passage […]

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Swallowing exercises shown to preserve function in head and neck cancer patients receiving radiation

Sunday, September 1, 2013

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Source: www.healthnewsdigest.com Author: staff A study from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) has found that head and neck cancer patients receiving radiation as part of their treatment were less likely to suffer unwanted side effects such as worsening of diet, need for a feeding tube, or narrowing of the throat passage if they complied […]

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Vitamin E may have adverse effect in head and neck cancer

Monday, July 29, 2013

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Source: www.newsfix.ca Author: Robert Cervin According to a clinical trial, vitamin E supplements may increase the risk of a secondary tumor in those with head and neck cancer. Previous studies have suggested that a low dietary intake of antioxidants such as vitamins E and C might be linked to an increased risk of cancer. But […]

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