The ADA Emphasizes Early Detection

The American Dental Association has posted two pages on its website highlighting the importance of dentist visits as a method for the early detection of oral cancer.  The pages are broken up into a patient and dentist page featuring information that includes updated oral cancer statistics and for detecting and preventing oral cancer.  Key takeaways [...]


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Buccal HPV16 infection associated with CIN progression

Detection of human papilloma virus (HPV) in oral mucosa of women with cervical lesions and their relation to oral sex practices. Should we start testing partners? Source: 7thspace.com Authors: Luis Sanchez-Vargas et al Previous studies have either investigated the relationship of HPV with oral cancer or the prevalence of HPV on the oral cavity. The [...]


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Hope for Surviving Oral Cancer

In our effort to fight oral cancer, we generally try and alert the public on the treatments that are available and raise awareness on risk factors. However, one thing we don’t want to ever neglect doing is talking about the hope for survival. Early detection of oral cancer can aid in oral cancer survival and there are many that have stories to tell about how they overcame their diagnosis!


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Hyperthermia Combined with Low Dose Radiation

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Hyperthermia cancer treatment (also called thermal radiation) is a treatment where the temperature of the cancerous tissue is exposed to sometimes as high as 113 degrees Fahrenheit temperature in order to kill cancer cells.


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Michael Douglas Diagnosed with Throat Cancer

Michael Douglas’s throat cancer is at the base of his tongue, a location that produces no pain, causing it to often progress undetected.


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A Survivor’s Take on Oral Cancer Screening Effectiveness

A survivor discusses the effectiveness of oral cancer screening tests and his bout with oral cancer.


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African American Men Are at Highest Risk of Oral Cancer

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) reported recently that African Americans are at the highest risk for contracting oral cancer.


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Human Beta Defensin-3 Ignites in Oral Cancer Growth

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Science Daily reports research that reflects the role of hBDs in detecting oral cancer. Early detection could save upwards of 40,000 people daily.


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In Memory of Phyllis Wolff

We received a donation in in the memory of Phyllis Wolff, an oral cancer victim. As a foundation we’d like to offer our condolences and thank Michaeline for her donation.


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Oral Cancer Detection Devices

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This blog gives an in-depth look at the latest oral cancer detection devices and methods for screening: Brush biopsy, Velscope, Trimira (Identafi 3000) and the ViziLite.


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