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HPV positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma

“…several other cancers are related to HPV, including 95 percent of anal cancer, 60 percent of oropharyngeal, 65 percent of vaginal cancer, 50 percent of vulvar cancer and 35 percent of penile

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Pre-Surgery Immunotherapy- HPV- Head and Neck Cancer

Two doses of nivolumab given about 1 month prior to surgery are well tolerated and reduces tumor size in about half of patients with squamous cell head and neck cancer If you have been diagnosed with head

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Recurrent, HPV, Head, Neck Cancer- Therapies

“However, all current treatment regimens for head and neck cancer have adverse effects. Therefore, continuing investigations have been undertaken to seek less toxic therapies to reduce treatment

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Glosectomy for SCC of the tongue base

“The ability of Resveratrol to modify the effect of radiation exposure in normal and cancer cells has indeed been shown quite convincingly, the combination of RSV and IR exhibiting synergistic effects

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Tongue Base

“The preliminary data from the two pilot studies suggested that AHCC supplementation supports the host immune system for successful clearance of HR-HPV infections.” Hi David- I was diagnosed

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Early Stage Oral Cancer- Curative Therapy with Few Side Effects?

“PDT provides a surgical oncologic modality for potentially curative treatment of early stage oral cavity and laryngeal malignancies with minimal side effects, absence of systemic toxicity, preservation

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Less is more in Node-Negative Nasopharyngeal Cancer

Pooled analysis of four retrospective studies showed no significant difference in nodal recurrence in node-negative nasopharyngeal cancer, whether in-field or out-of-field recurrence. There was also no

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Jaw Complications From Head/Neck Cancer Treatment More Common Than Thought

“An analysis of Medicare data for more than 1,800 head/neck cancer patients suggests that jaw complications following radiation treatment may be more common than recognized” It is a fact that

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Glottic, Laryngeal Cancer-Preservation of the Larynx Improves QOL

“A retrospective review of patients with laryngeal cancer using SEER-Medicare data demonstrated that chemoradiation was 4-fold more likely to be used in patients with advanced laryngeal cancer; however,

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Anticipate,Treat Difficulty Swallowing- Dysphagia

Dysphagia increased by 11.7% over the 10‐year period. Prevalence was highest after chemoradiation and multimodality therapy. I am not a H & N cancer survivor. I am a survivor of a blood cancer called

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Prevent Oral Mucositis in Nasopharyngeal Cancer

“For the first time, this study indicated that the probiotic combination had significantly enhanced the immunity of patients, reduced oral mucositis… Oral mucositis (OM) is what I call a “Rodney

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Cancer Coaching- Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Tongue- Radiation Damage

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a safe and effective treatment modality offering durable relief in the management of radiation-induced osteoradionecrosis Hi Cancer Coach- I went through 33 radiation treatments

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