Tag Archive | "throat cancer"

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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Baseball and tobacco are a deadly mix

Thursday, August 6, 2015

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Source: www.bostonglobe.com Authors: Dr. Howard Koh & Dr. Alan C. Woodward   Unhealthy as it looks: David Ortiz spat out his “chew” after flying out against Tampa Bay in Game 3 of the 2008 ALCS at Fenway Park.   Search the web for the phrase “tobacco and baseball” and you’ll find an association that dates […]

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Professor Harald zur Hausen: Nobel scientist calls for HPV vaccination for boys

Monday, July 13, 2015

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Source: www.independent.co.uk Author: Charlie Cooper & Gloria Nakajubi   The UK should vaccinate all boys against the cancer-causing human papilloma virus (HPV), the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who discovered the link between HPV and cancer has said. Professor Harald zur Hausen, the German virologist whose theory that HPV could be a cause of cervical cancers led […]

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The Cancer Cure Parents Aren’t Using

Monday, August 25, 2014

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Source: washingtonpost.com Author: Meredith Wadman   Not so long ago, when my sons still had smooth cheeks and children’s voices, I had them vaccinated against human papillomavirus, the most common sexually transmitted disease. It was late 2011, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had just recommended that boys join girls in being vaccinated at age […]

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CDC finds coverage for HPV vaccination among teens is still low

Friday, July 25, 2014

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Source: medicalnewstoday.com Author: staff   Although there has been a slight increase in human papillomavirus vaccination coverage among adolescents since 2012, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that vaccine coverage in this population remains “unacceptably low”. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US. There are more […]

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Oscar Award winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto is diagnosed with Throat Cancer

Friday, July 11, 2014

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Author: Jun Hongo Source: blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime   World-renowned Japanese musician and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto says he has throat cancer and has canceled his scheduled shows and activities. The Oscar-winning composer and anti-nuclear activist said Thursday that he was diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer at the end of June. “After much thought and consideration, I have decided to […]

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Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPChase Morgan, is diagnosed with throat cancer

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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Author: Jessica Silver-Greenberg Source: nytimes.com   Jamie Dimon the chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, has throat cancer and will begin treatment shortly at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, he said in a note to the bank’s employees and shareholders late Tuesday. Doctors discovered the cancer at an early stage, Mr. Dimon, 58, said, noting that his […]

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Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton begins to put post-cancer struggle behind him

Thursday, June 5, 2014

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Source:http://www.tv3.ie Author: Staff   Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton admits the after effects of cancer treatment came back to ”bite” him. The bass player, who was told his throat and tongue cancer had returned in 2011, had a difficult year last year after he pulled out of the band’s tour of Australia and was replaced by David […]

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Saving Mr. Disney: What Walt Taught Us

Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Source: Huffington Post Published: January 15, 2014 By: Cary A. Presant, M.D.    Walt showed us in Mary Poppins that Mr. Banks could be saved from his work addiction, as demonstrated in Tom Hanks wonderful portrayal in Saving Mr. Banks. However, he could not save Mr. Goff (P. L. Travers’ father) from his alcohol addiction, […]

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Katie Couric show on HPV vaccine sparks backlash

Friday, December 6, 2013

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Source: CBS News Published: Thursday, January 5, 2013 By: Ryan Jaslow   Katie Couric’s talk show “Katie” has drawn ire from doctors and journalists for a recent segment on the HPV vaccine that presented what it called “both sides” of the “HPV controversy.” The segment included personal stories from two moms who claim their daughters […]

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