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Tag Archive | "radiotherapy"

The UK’s first robotic mouth cancer operation

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Source: www.privatehealth.co.uk Author: staff Pioneering surgery which allows doctors to remove cancer in the mouth using a minimally invasive technique is now available at the Wellington Hospital. Traditionally, the only way to remove Squamous Cell Carcinoma – cancer of the oropharynx which encompasses the tonsils and base of the tongue – has been to split the […]

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Keith Hern – Battling throat cancer, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and NLP

Monday, May 21, 2012

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Source: www.youtube.com Keith Hern was diagnosed with throat cancer and his story is captured in the book Bangers and Mash. In this video Keith talks frankly and honestly about the moment that changed his life forever – when he found he had cancer.

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Actor’s Diagnosis Puts Spotlight on Oral Cancer

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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Source: DrBicuspid.com May 9, 2012 — Actor Michael Douglas’ recent revelation that he has stage IV oropharyngeal cancer has highlighted the growing incidence of oral cancer, and experts say dentists can help stem the alarming increase of the disease by checking for it during routine examinations. The actor’s cancer includes a walnut-sized tumor at the […]

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Radiotherapy May Be Enough for HPV-Positive Throat Cancer

Friday, May 11, 2012

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Source: Medscape Today May 11, 2012 (Barcelona, Spain) — Radiotherapy alone might be just as effective as more toxic regimens in the treatment of light smokers or nonsmokers with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive advanced oropharyngeal carcinomas, according to research presented here at ESTRO 31: European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology 2012 Annual Conference. “Moderately accelerated radiotherapy as […]

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Stem cell sparing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer may avoid salivary gland damage

Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Source: European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) Barcelona, Spain: Researchers believe they may have found a way to avoid damaging salivary glands during radiotherapy treatment for head and neck cancer – a discovery that could improve the quality of life of 500,000 patients a year worldwide with the disease. Presenting their findings to the 31st […]

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Tobacco Smoking and Increased Risk of Death and Progression for Patients With p16-Positive and p16-Negative Oropharyngeal Cancer

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology Abstract Purpose Tobacco smoking is associated with oropharynx cancer survival, but to what extent cancer progression or death increases with increasing tobacco exposure is unknown. Patients and methods Patients with oropharynx cancer enrolled onto a phase III trial of radiotherapy from 1991 to 1997 (Radiation Therapy Oncology Group [RTOG] 9003) […]

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Photographer inspires others with throat cancer survival

Monday, May 7, 2012

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Source: www.getsurrey.co.uk Author: Rebecca Younger When Thames Ditton photographer, Keith Hern, was diagnosed with throat cancer five years ago, he dealt with it the only way he knew how – by taking pictures. Through an incredibly honest and stark photographic portrayal of his treatment, Keith captured everything from the first bout of chemotherapy at the […]

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Wider Surgical Margins Better for Early Tongue Cancer

Thursday, March 22, 2012

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Source: Dr.Biscuspid.com Wider surgical margins for early tongue tumors may reduce local recurrence and improve survival for most early-stage (T1 or T2) oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) tumors, according to a new study in the Journal of Laryngology & Otology. Oral tongue SCC is usually treated with initial surgical resection with or without post-operative […]

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Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor and the Changing Face of Oropharyngeal Cancer

Friday, March 9, 2012

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Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology To the Editor: In their article, Chaturvedi et al1 document the rise in human papillomavirus (HPV) –associated cancers as a proportion of squamous cell carcinomas of the oropharynx over the last 25 years. The contemporary figures are mirrored by two recent British studies2,3 demonstrating that the majority of oropharyngeal cancers […]

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Radiotherapy technique significantly reduces irradiation of healthy tissue

Sunday, February 26, 2012

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Source: www.sciencecodex.com/ Author: staff Researchers at the University of Granada and the university hospital Virgen de las Nieves in Granada have developed a new radiotherapy technique that is much less toxic than that traditionally used and only targets cancerous tissue. This new protocol provides a less invasive but equally efficient cancer postoperative treatment for cases […]

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