Archive for 'oral cancer' Category

Oral Cancer in Men Caused by Sexually Transmitted Virus Is on the Rise

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Not long ago, the prevention and treatment of deadly cancers linked to the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) was thought to be mainly a women’s health issue. While HPV-linked cancers were known to affect people of either sex, the number-one cause of mortality from HPV infection was cervical cancer. But more...

A U.S. President’s “Fishing Trip” Hid His Treatment for Oral Cancer

Fun Dental Facts, oral cancer

Washington D.C. can get sizzling hot in the summer — even when it isn't an election year. That's as true now as it was 100 years ago, before the advent of air conditioning. So when President Grover Cleveland announced he'd be out of town for a few weeks in the more...

Free Help to Kick the Tobacco Habit

oral cancer, Oral Health

If you use tobacco, quit now — if not for you, then for the ones you love. Here are some places that can help you do it, whether you smoke, chew or dip: Smoking Quitline (1-877-44U-QUIT) Talk with a National Cancer Institute (NCI) smoking cessation counselor for help quitting and more...

What Can You Do to Protect Yourself From Oral Cancer?

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Quit tobacco, which is unsafe in any form. Free help is available. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables while avoiding preserved meats — which, like tobacco, contain nitrosamines. Avoid risky sexual behavior. Oral cancer cases among young people are increasing because of a particular strain of the human papilloma virus more...

Knocking Tobacco Out of the Park

oral cancer, Oral Health

The San Francisco Giants will become the first Major League Baseball team to ban chewing tobacco in its home stadium. However, the credit for this health-promoting measure is not due to the team, the league or even MLB. Instead, it’s the result of a prohibition against smokeless tobacco use in more...

Curt Schilling: Awareness Saves Lives

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Tony Gwynn is not the first Major League baseball player to battle oral cancer. Babe Ruth, Brett Butler and Curt Flood also had the disease. Recently one more name was added to the list: Curt Schilling. In the wake of Gwynn’s death, the former Boston Red Sox pitching ace revealed more...

Olivia Newton-John Encourages Cancer Screenings

Celebrity Smiles, oral cancer, Oral Health

Want to know whether early cancer detection is beneficial? Just ask Grammy-award-winning singer and long-term cancer survivor (or as she prefers it, “cancer thriver”) Olivia Newton-John. “Early detection is key to survival!” she recently told Dear Doctor magazine. How does she know? About 20 years ago, Newton-John discovered a lump more...

Major League Baseball Players Can No Longer Flaunt Tobacco Use

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Recognizing what powerful role models they are to young fans, Major League Baseball players agreed to a new contract that limits their use of chewing tobacco. The 2012 baseball season is the first ever to be played with restrictions on smokeless tobacco — which, unfortunately, has been used on playing more...

Did you know that these legendary athletes suffered from oral cancer?

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Babe Ruth His name became synonymous with greatness. Michael Jordan is often referred to as the “Babe Ruth of basketball,” and Wayne Gretzky the “Babe Ruth of hockey.” A great player, and a great man who like everyone else, had his faults. He drank, womanized, smoked, and indulged in the more...

Oral Cancer: Am I at risk if I’m in my 20s and never used tobacco or alcohol?

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Surprisingly, the answer to this question is YES! The fastest growing segment of the oral cancer population is young, non-smoking individuals, very different from the historic profile of those who got oral cancer 20 years ago. The reason is the sexually transmitted Human Papilloma Virus (HPV16). If the current trend more...