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World head and neck cancer day

World Head and Neck Cancer Day, the health agencies say it’s a timely opportunity to raise awareness about the devastating health impacts of head and neck cancers, including oropharyngeal – throat – cancer caused by Human Papillomavirus Virus – HPV.

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The Case for Having Dentists on Your Cancer Care Team

Cancer treatment often takes a team of health professionals—oncologists, nurses, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, and social workers—to coordinate and provide comprehensive support for patients. At NYU, dentists are increasingly being considered an important part of the cancer care team.  

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Dental Students Perception of HPV & Oral Cancer

Dental Students Perception of HPV & Oral Cancer. HPV infection forms a major etiological factor for oropharyngeal cancer OPC.

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Space between nerves and tumor cells to identify most aggressive oral cancers

Researchers examined the role of space between nerves and tumor cells in oral cancer, and found that while perineural invasion is important.

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NFL Hall of Fame QB and Oral Cancer

Bills Hall of Fame quarterback had a long battle with oral cancer that gave him a bleak prognosis and required multiple surgeries on his jaw, radiation and chemotherapy.

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Skipping Your Yearly Dental Cleanings

The most extreme scenario is missing oral cancer. During checkups dental professionals perform cancer screenings to look for possible signs of oral cancer.

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A surge in oral cancer cases due to tobacco consumption

Oral cancer cases are rising at an alarming rate in the country. Tobacco consumption including smokeless tobacco, betel-quid chewing, excessive alcohol consumption, and unhygienic oral conditions are some of the risks for a higher incidence of oral cancer.

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It’s time to get comfortable discussing HPV

If the public is going to be educated and aware of HPV and its association with head and neck/oropharyngeal cancer, it will come from dental professionals. 

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The Dickinson Press

A southwestern North Dakota dental practice has started using VELscope, a revolutionary device using LED light sources to identify abnormalities down to the bone. That deep look can help detect problems much earlier than just a glance.

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Oral cancer found in those below 30

Smoking, chewing tobacco and nicotine-based products may be perceived as ‘cool’ for some. Tobacco is a widespread epidemic costing millions of lives worldwide.

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