A recent study by the American Cancer Society reports that oral cancer cases in men is expected to increase in 2017 by 4%, while the rate of new cases among women stays the same year over year. “Oral Cancer”, which is a common way to refer to all head and neck cancers, involves cancer of…
Immunotherapy and Oral Cancer
You may have heard: Immunotherapy is proving to be very promising in the treatment of a variety of cancers, in particular lung cancer and advanced melanoma. However, immunotherapy has not found its way (yet!) into the treatment regimen for head and neck cancers.
Oral & Oropharyngeal Cancers
Worldwide, over 550,000 new cases of Oral, Head and Neck cancer are diagnosed each year. Oropharyngeal cancer is slightly different from oral cancer. Oropharyngeal cancers are related to HPV (Human papilloma virus) and usually occur in the tonsils or at the base of the tongue, while oral cancers are in the mouth and usually associated…
e-Cigarette Vaping and Progression to Heavier Patterns of Cigarette Smoking
This was one of the top 10 articles in JAMA in 2016. It speaks volumes on the effects of e-cigarattes…please read on.
PRP… PRGF….What’s that?
For years now I have been utilizing PRP and PRGF to help speed up patient’s healing. We clearly see less bruising and swelling after surgery, with most patients stating that they have less pain than expected. This method is especially useful for patients with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy or for those female patients that…
April Oral Cancer Awareness Month: Let’s Spread The Word
Has there ever been a moment in your life where you felt that you should be a part of something bigger than yourself? An organization, a charity, or a non-profit perhaps? Humans are born with the innate desire to help others, so it’s no wonder that we may feel the need to give back to the world in one way or another. And sometimes, it’s the simple acts that yield the most difference. This month you have the opportunity to get involved with a sweeping issue that goes unnoticed too often, and you may help save a life by doing it.
(Share this information with your family, friends, and coworkers!)
Oral Cancer Awareness Walk April 4, 2016
Lets stamp out oral cancer!
Is Hookah smoking really safer?
Dr. Munshi’s team examined the myth that water pipe or better known as “hookah” smoking is less harmful than cigarettes. Well, according to the CDC, there are about 2.3 million Americans who smoke tobacco from pipes, and many of those who smoke water pipes. In their research published in the most recent edition of the JADA (The…
HPV and Oral Cancer: The Connection
With cases of oral cancer, specifically oropharyngeal cancer (the back of the throat), on the rise among those under 40 years of age, we as oral health professionals are trying to get the word out about the various causes of oral cancer and the importance of early detection. Oral cancer has historically been attributed at…
The Science Behind Oral Cancer
Can drinking coffee really help prevent oral cancer? What about different types of foods? Numerous studies have been published that claim certain foods and drinks can prevent oral cancer but when it comes to a disease that will affect 43,250 people this year, it’s important to get the facts. Oral cancer, also referred to as…