Oral Cancer

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News: Oral Cancer

Dental Hygiene Students Screen for Oral Cancer  -  23 Nov 2009
USC NewsBetter oral health and dramatically decreased risk of deadly oral cancer is one huge benefit, said dental hygiene student Allison Clark. ...

Dentists on frontline in war on alcohol abuse  -  23 Nov 2009
Dentistry.co.ukAlcohol is a big factor involved in causing oral cancer. If you explain that to patients they are OK about it.' She said they had recently completed a ...

Salivary DNA tests to support dentists' fight against periodontal disease  -  23 Nov 2009
Dental Office Magazines...risks associated with certain types of oral cancer, and intends to continue to broaden its menu of salivary diagnostic tests for use in oral medicine. ...

Helping women, saving lives  -  23 Nov 2009
Express BuzzAn earlier 14-year study done by Dr Ramdas to make early detection of oral cancer cost-effective was acknowledged by the World Health Organisation in 2007. ...

Watch these foods around your pet this season  -  23 Nov 2009
Reporter-TimesIn humans, xylitol can reduce the risk of oral cancer and osteoporosis. But in dogs, it causes a sudden drop in blood glucose, leading to depression, coma, ...

www.bharatbook.com : Zila, Inc. - Medical Equipment - Deals and Alliances Profile  -  23 Nov 2009
PRMinds (press release)...pharmaceutical oral diagnostic company that principally focuses on the prevention, detection, and treatment of periodontal disease and oral cancer. ...

The Great American Smokeout  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
WKBW-TVThat's why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. ...

Experts share views on cancer treatment  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Times of IndiaHe suggested the importance of oral brush biopsy for the early detection of oral cancer. The fourth session focussed on `Indigenous therapeutic agents ...

More evidence brews about green tea's benefits: it may prevent oral cancer  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Natural News.com (registration)The research participants were followed for 27.5 months and at the time the study concluded, 15 had developed oral cancer. Overall, there was no difference ...

HPV and Oral Cancer Survey  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Dentistry IQIt is estimated that more than 1700 new cases of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) associated with head and neck cancers are diagnosed in women and nearly 5700 ...

Study: Green tea may fight oral cancer  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
abc7.comThe study out of the University of Texas found a link between the consumption of green tea extract and oral cancer. Researchers gave 41 patients with ...

Does green tea prevent cancer?  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
The Virtual Medical CentrePatients were followed for 27.5 months and at the end of the study period, 15 developed oral cancer. Although there was no difference in oral cancer ...

Making Mouths Smile: Green Tea may Help Prevent Oral Cancer, Researchers Say  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Natural News.com (registration)Though leukoplakia is treatable and the splotches that characterize the condition are more often than not benign, many people that develop oral cancer see ...

Cumbrian dentist offering free oral cancer checks for all  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
News & StarA Penrith dentist is offering free oral cancer checks to all – not just patients registered on their books. ...

Green tea may help prevent oral cancer  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Tehran TimesDuring the study period of about 28 months, 15 people developed oral cancer. People who took the green tea extract and those who didn't were equally likely ...

It is time to mouth off about cancer checks  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Express & EchoThe lips, tongue, cheeks and throat can all be affected by mouth or oral cancer, which is diagnosed in more than 5000 people and kills nearly 2000 people ...

Accrington dental practice in oral cancer fight  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
Lancashire TelegraphA DENTAL practice is offering more than the usual scale and polish after launching free oral cancer screenings. The iniative at Glen Lyon ...

Leading New York Oral Surgeon Discusses The Importance Of Listening To Your Mouth  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
OfficialWire (press release)According to Dr. Chen, the most serious pathological issue that changes in the mucosa may point to is oral cancer and he suggests looking for a number of ...

'Green tea helps fight oral cancer'  -  ‎Nov 7, 2009‎
Daily TimesISLAMABAD: Green tea extract has been found effective in preventing oral cancer. Health News reported that green tea is rich in polyphenols, ...

Diseased Gums Dramatically Raise Your Cancer and Health Risks  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Earthtimes (press release)In particular, the parts on gum disease and oral cancer could save their lives.? So while the data is not proof positive a red warning flag has been raised. ...

Mouth indicates body's overall health  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
Times of India...“I feel that dentists should play a major role in prevention of cancer and Dr. Mao is the leading oral cancer researcher in the country. ...

Oral Cancer Now More Deadly Than Cervical Cancer - New Technology Offered by ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
PR-USA.net (press release)Oral cancer now kills one person every hour of every day. It's growing at an alarming annual rate of 11 percent in 2007. This is the third consecutive year ...

Time to get screened for oral cancer  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
Isle of Wight County PressBy County Press Reporter - Wednesday, November 11, 2009 FREE checks for oral cancer are being offered by the Island's NHS Oral Health Promotion Team as part ...

Saliva Proteins Change as Women Age  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)...read more Saliva Proteins Could Help Detection Of Oral Cancer (Oct. 2, 2008) — Clinicians could detect oral squamous cell carcinoma, a form of oral cancer, ...

Highlighting dangers of oral cancer  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Sunderland EchoAdvice about the disease will be on offer at The Galleries Health Centre in Washington today until 3pm. There will also be an information stand at ...

Cancer charity Faceup Cymru funds specialist nurse at University Hospital of Wales  -  ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
WalesOnlineThe charity's treasurer Barbara Sainsbury said south-east Wales has double the UK average for incidences of head, neck and oral cancer, reinforcing the need ...

Green tea's anti-cancer effect gets more evidence  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
China DailyLOS ANGELES: A new US study has shown that green tea may help reduce the risk of oral cancer, although scientists are reluctant to officially endorse green ...

Searls Lives Stronger With Support Of Friends  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
The LedgerThe ride was quite a journey, not only in miles, but in hugs, tears and smiles as Mary, Andrew and Sue supported Mike and his fight with oral cancer. ...

STDs Increase Among Teen Girls  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Food ConsumerAccording to an article published earlier this year in the Journal of Oncology, incidences of oral cancer directly tied to HPVs have doubled in people in ...

Getting cancer, being cool don't go hand-in-hand  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Great Falls TribuneYou can get oral cancer, pancreatic cancer and leukoplakia and suffer tooth loss and receding gums. Leukoplakias are white sores in the mouth that can ...

Puff ban hole in cancer fight  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
Calcutta TelegraphAlthough smoking can cause cancers of the lung, larynx and oesophagus, cancer registry figures suggest oral cancer, which is associated with tobacco chewing ...

Oral cancer affects migrants in Bangalore  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Daily News & AnalysisBangalore: Oral cancer rates are higher among the migrant population from north and north-west India in the city than other Bangaloreans, say doctors. ...

News feature: Iceberg ahead!  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Dentistry.co.ukJust speaking to Nicki Rowlands makes you realise how passionate she is about raising awareness of oral cancer. Perfect 32 dental practice in Beverly, ...

Dental care tied to overall men's health  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Chicago DefenderOftentimes, it can lead to heart ailments and oral cancer, among others, the dentist said. “Most times things could've been corrected easily if they came in ...

Teesside men oral cancer deaths twice UK rate  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
GazetteLiveA DENTAL consultant has revealed oral cancer death rates for Teesside men are double the national average, as patients are urged to regularly check their ...

Free Dental Day  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
KOLOThe Salas have helped us tell many dental related stories in the past--from Oral Cancer to a new way of making impressions of teeth for a quicker repair. ...

Recent studies confirm that oral sex can cause mouth cancer  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Momento 24Traditionally, oral cancer has been associated with the consumption of tobacco and alcohol, and most patients with this disease are smokers, they consume ...

The killer in your mouth  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
ChronicleLiveShe said: “Often oral cancer is symptom free, but the warning signs can be detected by a dentist through a simple mouth examination. ...

The race for a cure  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
The Sun DailyThe study also revealed that the genetic profile of oral cancers among Asians and Caucasians are different, and that there is a need to treat oral cancer ...

Smoke-Out Today  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online...activities including one on one discussions regarding means to quit smoking, ultrasonic testing for signs of oral cancer, and carbon monoxide testing. ...

Inadequate health care, limited resources imperil progress against the disease  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
Harvard University GazetteOral cancer was the diagnosis for Amartya Sen, Harvard's Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and that was followed by heavy doses of radiation, ...

Actress battles oral cancer cause  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Cosmetic Dentistry Guide (press release)The actress has been so keen to raise the profile of the Oral Cancer Foundation that she even persuaded soap writers to diagnose Barbara with oral cancer ...

Students get hands-on experience at Aspen Dental  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Woman Dentist JournalMaureen Howes, director of hygiene services for Aspen Dental, spoke to the students about an oral cancer screening that uses chemiluminescent technology to ...

80% cancer cases curable if detected early  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
IndiatimesPrevention is better than cure and if people stop tobacco consumption, cases of oral cancer would automatically drop, say doctors. ...

Dentists your first defence in fight against oral cancer  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Ottawa CitizenIn 2003, an estimated 3100 Canadians were newly diagnosed with oral cancer. That same year, 1090 people died of the disease. In the US, oral cancer kills ...

Grand Opportunity Grant Funds Rapid Saliva Test Using Lab-On-A-Chip  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
Ethio Planet News...“We want to provide an accurate diagnosis for oral cancer in less than 30 minutes using a minimally invasive test that requires no scalpels or off-site lab ...

Many men may be neglecting dental care  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
DentalPlans.comOral cancer is one of the most dangerous diseases a person can contract, reports the publication. Most of the time, it first appears as tiny white or red ...

Health Matters for All : Cancer of the Mouth  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)Cancer of the oral cavity is divided between oral cancer and oropharyngeal cancer. Oral cancer involves the lips, the cheeks, the gums, the front two-thirds ...

Lifting the smoke screen on the danger of hookah  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
KVBCHookah and things like cigars that kids say 'I don't really inhale, I just let it sit in my mouth' (is a) huge risk for oral cancer. ...

Free Dental Check-Up  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
AboutMyAreaThe offer is part of November's oral cancer awareness month and is in response to significant increases in the number of people diagnosed with the illness ...



Background information on Oral Cancer [When available]

Oral cancer involves abnormal, cancer tissue growth in the mouth.

Oral or mouth cancer most commonly involves the tissue of the lips or the tongue. It may also occur on the floor of the mouth, cheek lining, gingiva (gums), or palate (roof of the mouth). Most oral cancers look very similar under the microscope and are called squamous cell carcinomas. These are malignant and tend to spread rapidly.

The exact cause is unknown. Smoking and other tobacco use are associated with 70 percent to 80 percent of oral cancer cases. Smoke and heat from cigarettes, cigars, and pipes irritate the mucous membranes of the mouth. Use of chewing tobacco or snuff causes irritation from direct contact with the mucous membranes. Heavy alcohol use is another high-risk activity associated with oral cancer.

Other risks include poor dental and oral hygiene and chronic irritation (such as that from rough teeth, dentures, or fillings). Some oral cancers begin as leukoplakia or mouth ulcers. Oral cancer accounts for about 8 percent of all malignant growths. Men are affected twice as often as women, particularly men older than 40/60.

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