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The Tooth and Nothing But The Tooth

In this VELscope Vlog Hero Spotlight, Sonya Dunbar, the Geriatric Tooth-fairy tells us why regular oral cancer screenings & early …...

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Oral Cancer Survivor, Lesion Found with VELscope.

In this VELscope Hero Vlog Spotlight, Dr. Julia Heinrich, shares her story of an oral cancer survivor patient, and how …...

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Cotten Method of Screening with Susan Cotten RDH

In this VELscope Hero Vlog Spotlight, Susan Cotten, RDH shares her oral cancer journey with her favorite patient, the transformative …...

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What is Oral, Head and Neck Pathology?

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMS) are the experts for diagnosing and surgically treating pathology of the head, neck and mouth.

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, a time when dental professionals join with other medical professionals to highlight the dangers of oral cancer.

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Early Detection Saves Lives

Cervical cancer can be cured if detected in its early stages.  Many women are, however, deterred by the rather high cost of the screening procedure, and the pap smear testing method.  This leads to late detection that can cause cancer to spread making it harder to treat.

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Transmission of HPV does not distinguish between gender

During the last decades it has been confirmed that the incidence of the virus is the same in men and women.

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Increases in HPV-linked cancers in parts of US with high smoking rates

A new paper in JNCI Cancer Spectrum, published by Oxford University Press, finds increases in both men and women for several HPV-related cancers in low-income counties or those with high smoking rates. Increases were slower in the highest-income US counties or those with low smoking rates.

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Prevent Cervical Cancer & HPV

There is no guaranteed way to prevent cervical cancer. However, by getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, if possible, and undergoing regular testing, a person can significantly reduce their risk. Using barrier methods of protection during sexual activity, avoiding smoking, and making certain dietary changes may also be beneficial.

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