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Oral cancer

According to the WHO, oral cancer is the eighth most common cancer worldwide.

Oral cancer diagnosis affects sexual behavior Feb 21, 2017 | News Americas

Oral cancer diagnosis affects sexual behavior

COLUMBUS, Ohio, USA: Oral cancer affects the overall well-being of patients in a number of ways. According to new research, the diagnosis and treatment of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) has significant effects on the sexual behavior of patients too, an important factor for quality of life. In a recently published study, many patients and their partners reported significant declines in the frequency of vaginal and oral sex after diagnosis.

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Oral cancer thrives based on lifestyle choices Nov 29, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Oral cancer thrives based on lifestyle choices

LONDON, UK: Lifestyle habits like smoking, drinking alcohol or an unbalanced diet, in addition to human papillomavirus infections, appear to have resulted ...

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Oral cancer on the rise in US Nov 28, 2016 | News Americas

Oral cancer on the rise in US

NEW YORK, USA: According to the latest figures published by a nonprofit health care transparency organization, claims related to oral cancer diagnosis ...

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HPV may be responsible for increase in head and neck cancer Nov 1, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

HPV may be responsible for increase in head and neck cancer

DERBY, UK: A study conducted by University of Derby researchers has confirmed previous findings of a link between certain lifestyle choices and a higher ...

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Study highlights role of cognitive functions in oral cancer therapy Oct 26, 2016 | News Nordic

Study highlights role of cognitive functions in oral cancer therapy

COPENHAGEN, Denmark/LUGANO, Switzerland: Compliance is a major issue in medical therapy in general. A new study conducted by the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) has highlighted that cognitive disorders and intentional non-adherence to medication instructions as a consequence thereof might be an underestimated factor in oral cancer treatment, especially among the elderly. Non-adherence may impact the efficacy of treatment and survival, with high costs for the patient and health care system. ...

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World Hepatitis Day: Infection increases mouth cancer risk Jul 28, 2016 | News Americas

World Hepatitis Day: Infection increases mouth cancer risk

HOUSTON, USA: Today is World Hepatitis Day, one of four official disease-specific World Health Organization (WHO) health days. It aims to raise awareness about viral hepatitis, which can be transmitted through unsafe injection practices and inadequate sterilization in the health care setting. Hepatitis C is associated with liver cirrhosis and other diseases. For example, a new study has shown that individuals infected with the hepatitis C virus are at a greater risk of developing oral cancer.

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Broccoli sprout extract may help prevent oral cancer recurrence Jul 13, 2016 | News Americas

Broccoli sprout extract may help prevent oral cancer recurrence

PITTSBURGH, USA: Many patients with cancer of the oral cavity or oropharynx develop recurrences or new cancers, most often in the first two years after treatment. A new study has now demonstrated that extracts of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage and garden cress, which have a high concentration of the naturally occurring molecular compound sulforaphane, could help prevent cancer recurrence in survivors of head and neck cancer.

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Fluorescence visualization could improve oral cancer recurrence rates Jan 21, 2016 | News Americas

Fluorescence visualization could improve oral cancer recurrence rates

VANCOUVER, Canada: The prognosis for oral cancer has not improved over the past five decades, mainly owing to the late stage at diagnosis, high rates of ...

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Study evaluates prosthetic rehabilitation in head and neck cancer patients Sep 3, 2015 | News Nordic

Study evaluates prosthetic rehabilitation in head and neck cancer patients

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Radiation therapy and ablative surgery, the primary treatment for head and neck cancer, often leave patients’ orofacial functions ...

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Research confirms smokers are at higher risk of losing their teeth Sep 18, 2015 | News Europe

Research confirms smokers are at higher risk of losing their teeth

POTSDAM, Germany/BIRMINGHAM, UK: Tooth loss remains a major public health problem worldwide. Globally, nearly 30 per cent of 65- to 74-year-olds have lost all their natural teeth. Several risk factors can contribute to oral disease and result in edentulism, such as an unhealthy diet, harmful alcohol use and tobacco use. A new study has now confirmed that regular smokers have a significantly increased risk of tooth loss.

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European Oral Health Day to raise awareness about oral cancer Aug 4, 2015 | News Europe

European Oral Health Day to raise awareness about oral cancer

BRUSSELS, Belgium: On 12 September, the Council of European Dentists (CED) is hosting the annual European Oral Health Day. This year’s event focuses on oral cancer and aims to raise awareness of the importance of its early detection and treatment, the council recently announced. Moreover, the CED seeks to emphasise the important role of dentists in the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of patients with oral cancer across the EU.

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Scientists patent novel technique for diagnosing oral cancer Jun 19, 2015 | News Europe

Scientists patent novel technique for diagnosing oral cancer

VIGO, Spain: Malignant tumours of the oral cavity are the sixth leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Thus, a fast and accurate diagnosis is key to maximising the probability of successful treatment. Scientists from the Institute of Biomedical Research of Vigo (IBIV) in Spain, have patented a novel, more reliable and less invasive technique for detecting carcinomas in the oral mucosa.

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IDA organises oral cancer awareness event on World No Tobacco Day Jun 3, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

IDA organises oral cancer awareness event on World No Tobacco Day

MUMBAI, India: In conjunction with World No Tobacco Day on 31 May, the Indian Dental Association (IDA) hosted a Free Oral Cancer and Tobacco De-Addiction ...

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Curry could be a potential remedy for HPV-related oral cancer Apr 28, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Curry could be a potential remedy for HPV-related oral cancer

NEW DELHI, India: New research has demonstrated that curcumin, one of the primary components of turmeric and curry powders, has a quelling effect on the ...

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New tracer helps avoid neck dissection in head and neck cancer patients Feb 24, 2015 | News Americas

New tracer helps avoid neck dissection in head and neck cancer patients

HOUSTON/COLUMBUS, Ohio/MIAMI, USA: A team of researchers has been able to accurately identify the sentinel node—the first lymph node to which a cancer ...

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