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Bioselective Treatment Improves Survival in Advanced Laryngeal Cancer Bioselective Treatment Improves Survival in Advanced Laryngeal Cancer
Tumor response to a single cycle of neoadjuvant chemotherapy helps pinpoint appropriate treatment for patients with advanced laryngeal cancer, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The best treatment for laryngeal cancer? This approach helps decide
After a decade of using a novel approach to select patients for laryngeal cancer treatment, researchers are reporting'exceptional'survival rates nearing 80 percent, even for the most advanced patients. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The best treatment for laryngeal cancer? This approach helps decide
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) After a decade of using a novel approach to select patients for laryngeal cancer treatment, researchers are reporting 'exceptional' survival rates nearing 80 percent, even for the most advanced patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer Facts and Figures: Death Rate Down 25% Since 1991
By Stacy Simon The death rate from cancer in the US has declined steadily over the past 2 decades, according to annual statistics reporting from the American Cancer Society. The cancer death rate for men and women combined fell 25% from its peak in 1991 to 2014, the most recent year for which data are available. This decline translates to more than 2.1 million deaths averted during this time period. “Cancer Statistics, 2017,” published in the American Cancer Society’s journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, estimates the numbers of new cancer cases and deaths expected in the US this year. The estimat...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - January 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: General Information Source Type: news

Artificial ‘ Voice Box ’ Implant Helps Cancer Patient Speak
New device has improved long - term quality of life for man who had larynx removed (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 4, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Oncology, Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Artificial 'Voice Box' Helps Cancer Patient Speak
New device has improved long-term quality of life for man who had larynx removed (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial'Voice Box' Implant Helps Cancer Patient Speak
New device has improved long-term quality of life for man who had larynx removed Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Throat Cancer, Voice Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial 'Voice Box' Implant Helps Cancer Patient Speak
New device has improved long-term quality of life for man who had larynx removed (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - January 4, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bioscientists at Kent help throat cancer patients speak again
(University of Kent) Patients who cannot speak following the replacement of their own 'voice box' with a silicone version are being helped by research carried out by University of Kent bioscientists.Through the work of the School of Biosciences team, in collaboration with East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, Kent has developed a new method of care for patients who have to have their larynx removed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 28, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CDC: 40% of Cancer Cases in US Might Be Linked to Tobacco
By Stacy Simon New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 40% of cancers diagnosed in the US may have a link to tobacco use. The report was published in the November 11, 2016 issue of Vital Signs. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer and cancer deaths. It can cause cancer of the liver, colon and rectum, lung, oral cavity, esophagus, pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box), stomach, pancreas, bladder, kidney, and cervix, and acute myeloid leukemia. According to the CDC, about 660,000 people in the US were diagnosed each year between 2009 and 2013 with a cancer related to toba...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - November 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Smoking/Tobacco Source Type: news

Smoking causes hundreds of genetic mutations
Conclusion This study serves to highlight the known harms of cigarette smoking. The research benefits from analysing thousands of different cancer cell lines, and carefully comparing the mutations found in smokers with those of non-smokers. It shows that there are differences between the two – even in cancers of the same type – with those from smokers generally tending to have a higher number of mutations and abnormal substitutions in the DNA sequence.  However, it can't tell us much more than that. For example, it can't tell us whether the same cell type and stage of lung cancer in a smoker is likely to...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Smoking causes DNA mutations
A 20-a-day habit creates genetic changes in lung and larynx cells Related items fromOnMedica Smoking hits record low of 17% of adults in England Meeting cancer promises and more – a new model for NHS diagnostics? Cancer cases have risen 12% since mid-1990s Half a million people a year will be diagnosed with cancer by 2035 Ditch habit for longer survival after head and neck cancer, smokers urged (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 3, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

[Perspective] How tobacco smoke changes the (epi)genome
Worldwide, more than 1 billion people are tobacco smokers. Cigarette smoking drastically increases the risk of lung cancer. However, many other cancer types also occur more frequently in smokers than in nonsmokers, including cancers of the oral cavity, larynx, pharynx, esophagus, liver, cervix, pancreas, bladder, and kidney. Genome sequencing efforts are beginning to provide more sophisticated clues as to the processes at work that are shaping the mutational landscape of tumors. On page 618 of this issue, Alexandrov et al. (1) focused specifically on smoking-associated cancers and dissected genetic and epigenetic differenc...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 3, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Gerd P. Pfeifer Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Report: Voice box prostheses may only last three months
(Reuters) – Tracheoesophageal voice prosthetic devices often last less than 3 months before they need to be replaced, which is a shorter lifespan than previously reported, according to a new study. “In an ideal setting, voice prostheses should last at least six months and even more ideally, up to one year,” said lead author Jan S. Lewin of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. “In reality, they generally last somewhere about three months before they have to be replaced.” The silicone devices are placed in the shared wall between the trachea and the esophagus after ...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Clinical Trials Implants Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Source Type: news

Alcohol Is Even Deadlier Than You Think, Study Suggests
A new study suggests that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer in several areas of the body. The study, published Thursday in the scientific journal Addiction, consists of a major review of 10 years’ worth of studies from several organizations, including the World Cancer Research Fund, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. And its conclusions are dire.  Nearly 6 percent of cancer deaths worldwide can be linked to alcohol, including in people who drink light to moderate amounts of alcohol, the study concludes. “From a public health perspective, a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Alcohol Is Even Deadlier Than You Think, Study Suggests
A new study suggests that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer in several areas of the body. The study, published Thursday in the scientific journal Addiction, consists of a major review of 10 years’ worth of studies from several organizations, including the World Cancer Research Fund, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. And its conclusions are dire.  Nearly 6 percent of cancer deaths worldwide can be linked to alcohol, including in people who drink light to moderate amounts of alcohol, the study concludes. “From a public health perspective, a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol Is Even Deadlier Than You Think, Scientist Reminds Us
An opinion piece published in the scientific journal Addiction in July gathers evidence to argue that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer in several areas of the body. The article reviews 10 years’ worth of studies from several organizations, including the World Cancer Research Fund, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. And its conclusions are dire.  Nearly 6 percent of cancer deaths worldwide can be linked to alcohol, including in people who drink light to moderate amounts of alcohol, according to author Jennie Connor, a profess...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Alcohol 'a direct cause of seven types of cancer'
Conclusion This narrative review aimed to summarise data from published biological and epidemiological research to discuss the strength of evidence that alcohol causes cancer. The author gives their main finding as a link between alcohol consumption and cancer at seven sites, and also that the highest risks seem to be associated with heavier drinking. However, they state there's no "safe" drinking threshold and that low to moderate consumption still contributes to a significant number of cancer cases. The biggest limitation of this review is that it doesn't appear to be systematic. The author provided no method...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

New review concludes that evidence for alcohol causing cancer is strong
A new review of epidemiological evidence supports a causal association between alcohol consumption and cancers at seven sites in the body: oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and female breast. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New review concludes that evidence for alcohol causing cancer is strong
( Society for the Study of Addiction ) A new review of epidemiological evidence supports a causal association between alcohol consumption and cancers at seven sites in the body: oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and female breast. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Cetuximab Plus RT Not Ready for Prime Time in Laryngeal CancerCetuximab Plus RT Not Ready for Prime Time in Laryngeal Cancer
Outcomes favor cetuximab plus radiotherapy vs radiotherapy alone in laryngeal cancer, even though results are not statistically significant. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Combination chemo-radiation therapy may help preserve larynx for patients with laryngeal cancer
Researchers assessed the rates of laryngeal (having to do with the larynx [voice box]) preservation and laryngectomy-free survival in patients receiving the monoclonal antibody cetuximab and radiation therapy (CRT) or radiation therapy alone. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Combination chemo-radiation therapy may help preserve larynx for patients with laryngeal cancer
(The JAMA Network Journals) In a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, James A. Bonner, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues assessed the rates of laryngeal (having to do with the larynx [voice box]) preservation and laryngectomy-free survival in patients receiving the monoclonal antibody cetuximab and radiation therapy (CRT) or radiation therapy alone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Larynx Cancer (Throat Cancer)
Title: Larynx Cancer (Throat Cancer)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Light alcohol consumption tied to increased risk of breast cancer in women
(NaturalNews) In 1987, a working group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – an agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) – listed cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, esophagus and liver as "causally related to the consumption of alcoholic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do These Four Things to Cut Your Cancer Risk
This study found that overall, 20% to 40% of carcinoma cases and about half of carcinoma deaths could potentially be prevented through certain lifestyle modifications. Here are the 4 lifestyle behaviors that if practiced throughout a lifetime, were found to be linked to a lower rate of cancer incidence and death: 1. Don't smoke The study revealed that smoking contributed to 48.5% of deaths from the 12 smoking-related cancers in the United States including lung, pancreas, bladder, stomach, colon/rectal and esophagus. The message here is plain and simple -- don't ever start smoking and if you already are, quit. Smoking ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Should Pay Attention to Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week -- April 10-16
Some may think another cancer awareness week is like Hallmark's Friendship Day -- nice, but not necessary. National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week will take place April 10-16, 2016, and it's more important than ever because there actually is a big lack of awareness. Did you know that HPV-related throat cancer is on the rise at an alarming rate? According to the National Cancer Institute, the three most common cancers are breast, lung, and prostate cancer. But there will be an estimated 61,000 oral and throat cancer cases in 2016; an estimated 13,000 cases will result in death. Of those, some 9,000 people ar...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACS Releases Long-term Care Guideline for Survivors of Head and Neck Cancer
By Stacy Simon The American Cancer Society has released a new Head and Neck Survivorship Care Guideline to help survivors of head and neck cancer and their primary care providers better manage their long-term care. The guideline addresses cancers of the oral cavity, tongue, lip, pharynx (throat), and larynx (voice box). Recommendations in the guideline may also apply to cancers of the salivary glands, nasal and paranasal sinuses, and nasopharynx. But it does not address cancers of the brain, thyroid, or esophagus because they are very different in terms of symptoms and treatment. RESOURCES: Head and Neck Cancer Survivor...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - March 23, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer Salivary Gland Cancer Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer Nasopharyngeal Cancer Source Type: news

Need Your Thyroid Removed? Seek A Surgeon With 25+ Cases a Year
Contact: Samiha Khanna Phone: 919-419-5069 Email: samiha.khanna@duke.edu https://www.dukehealth.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on Monday, March 14 DURHAM, N.C. -- A new study from Duke Health suggests that patients who need to have their thyroid gland removed should seek surgeons who perform 25 or more thyroidectomies a year for the least risk of complications. Thyroidectomy is one of the most common operations performed in the U.S, often due to cancer, over-activity, or enlargement of the gland, which is located at the base of the throat and produces hormones that regulate metabolism. But most consumers would be surprised to l...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - March 16, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

These Lab-Grown Vocal Cords Sound Like The Real Thing
A team of scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has bioengineered vocal cord tissue capable of vibrating and generating sound as well as natural tissue. The feat is being hailed as a scientific first. The lab-grown tissue may one day be used to restore the voices of patients with damaged vocal cords or those who may have lost theirs to cancer surgery or injuries, according to a study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine on Wednesday. "I was surprised and even shocked at how well the tissue performed," Dr. Nathan Welham, a speech-language pathologist at the university and lead a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

These Lab-Grown Vocal Cords Sound Like The Real Thing
A team of scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has bioengineered vocal cord tissue capable of vibrating and generating sound as well as natural tissue. The feat is being hailed as a scientific first. The lab-grown tissue may one day be used to restore the voices of patients with damaged vocal cords or those who may have lost theirs to cancer surgery or injuries, according to a study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine on Wednesday. "I was surprised and even shocked at how well the tissue performed," Dr. Nathan Welham, a speech-language pathologist at the university and lead a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Larynx Cancer (Throat Cancer)
Title: Larynx Cancer (Throat Cancer)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/29/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 29, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Head and neck cancer audit: large variances in survival rates reported
The national head and neck cancer audit has found that the four year crude survival rate from the head and neck group of cancers ranged from over 60% in patients diagnosed with cancer of the voice box (larynx) to only 33% in patients with cancer of the hypopharynx (the area where the larynx and oesophagus meet). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 9, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Former smoker who lost his voice box to throat cancer poses as a newsstand cashier selling cigarettes so he can warn customers about the horrific dangers of smoking
João Cândido, from the Brazilian state of Paraña, was diagnosed with larynx cancer 14 years after he stopped smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia: Drug Addiction and Health
[The Point] People who suffer from addiction often have one or more accompanying medical issues, which may include lung or cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, and mental disorders. Imaging scans, chest X-rays, and blood tests show the damaging effects of long-term drug abuse throughout the body. For example, research has shown that tobacco smoke causes cancer of the mouth, throat, larynx, blood, lungs, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, and cervix.19 In addition, some drugs of abuse, such as inhalants, are toxic (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women who consume alcohol everyday raise their breast cancer risk
Women who drink every day were most likely to develop breast cancer followed by tumours of the liver, bowel, throat, mouth, oesophagus and larynx, according to a study by the British Medical Journal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily glass of wine raises risk of breast cancer in women
US study finds light drinking linked only to minimal increase in risk of all cancers but daily drink raises chances of breast cancer for women significantlyDrinking one glass of wine a day increases a woman’s chances of getting breast cancer, according to new research.Alcohol is a known risk for a number of cancers, including colorectal, liver, larynx and oesophageal cancer, and most attention has been paid to heavy drinking. A large study in the United States has now looked specifically at the link between alcohol and cancer in light to moderate drinkers. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 18, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Breast cancer Alcohol Health Medical research Health policy Society Science US news World news Politics UK news Source Type: news

Medrobotics wins FDA 510(k) for transoral surgery device
Medrobotics said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Flex robotic transoral surgery system and is launching the system in the U.S. The Flex system uses a flexible robotic endoscope, a range of flexible instruments and a high-definition vision system for use in accessing and visualizing structures in the mouth and throat, Raynham, Mass.-based Medrobotics said. “The Flex robotic system is the 1st and only robot-assisted surgical platform with a flexible scope cleared by FDA for use during transoral procedures. The minimally invasive system enables surgical access and visualization in hard-to-reach locations ...
Source: Mass Device - July 23, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Robot-Assisted Surgery Surgical Medrobotics Source Type: news

Many patients with advanced form of larynx cancer not receiving recommended treatment
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Despite findings of previous studies and published guidelines, nearly two-thirds of patients with T4a larynx ('voice box') cancer are not receiving a total laryngectomy (surgical removal of the larynx), the recommended form of treatment, and as a result, have significantly worse survival rates versus those treated with a total laryngectomy, a new study published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics by experts at Penn Medicine found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Smoking causes half of all deaths in 12 different cancers
Conclusion This study has used data from previously published cohort studies and national surveys to estimate the proportion of cancer deaths that can be attributed to smoking in men and women. They examined 12 cancers that are already known to be associated with smoking and estimated that smoking may account for half of them overall. The vast majority of cancers of the lungs and airways were estimated to be caused by smoking. It is important to note that these are only estimates. The study has used data from cohort studies to inform the risk of different cancers in former and current smokers, and those who have never smo...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Heart/lungs Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Smoking causes half of deaths from 12 cancers
It’s declining – but still causes over three-quarters of lung and larynx cancer deaths in USRelated items from OnMedicaTobacco companies should be forced to pay the cost of reducing smoking ratesTobacco controls do not spark rise in illicit tobacco useNon-smoking teenagers are using e-cigarettes Health staff face total smoking ban at workStandardised cigarette packs are deterring teenagers from smoking (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 16, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

January Cervical Cancer Month: Progress Is Promising
January is Cervical Cancer Month. So it is time to look at what has been accomplished recently in control of this disease. Getting treatment for advanced cervical cancer is challenging. Patients often have pelvic pain, sometimes with blockage of intestines and the urinary tract. Regrettably many patients have fistulas (holes) develop where they leak urine or stool through the skin, vagina or bladder. These are cruel consequences of failed cancer control. About 13,000 women will develop cervical cancer every year, and tragically 4,000 will die of the illness. In 2014, the FDA approved a new treatment for advanced cervical...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laryngeal Nerve Lymph Node Metastasis in Esophageal CancerLaryngeal Nerve Lymph Node Metastasis in Esophageal Cancer
Is RLN lymph node metastasis a prognostic predictor in node-positive patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the middle thoracic esophagus? BMC Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Study Supports Surgery for Advanced Laryngeal CancerStudy Supports Surgery for Advanced Laryngeal Cancer
For advanced laryngeal cancer, surgery is superior to chemoradiation that attempts to preserve the larynx, according to a new single-center study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 2, 2014 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Survival differences seen for advanced-stage laryngeal cancer
The five-year survival rate for advanced-stage laryngeal cancer was higher than national levels in a small study at a single academic center performing a high rate of surgical therapy, including a total laryngectomy, or removal of the voice box, to treat the disease, despite a national trend toward organ preservation, according to a report. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 28, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Survival differences seen for advanced-stage laryngeal cancer
(The JAMA Network Journals) The five-year survival rate for advanced-stage laryngeal cancer was higher than national levels in a small study at a single academic center performing a high rate of surgical therapy, including a total laryngectomy, or removal of the voice box, to treat the disease, despite a national trend toward organ preservation, according to a report published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 27, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

To heal the human instrument
When Erik Laurence transferred in 2009 to Shanghai, China, as vice president of a software company, he thought his biggest challenge would be improving his Mandarin-language skills and learning the nuances of the Chinese business scene. But his vocal cords, not the foreign nation, turned out to be his undoing. Laurence, who was in his mid-40s at the time, had struggled for about 20 years with a mild case of spasmodic dysphonia (SD), intermittently losing his voice at odd times. It’s a neurological disorder that involves spasms of the vocal cords, which cause the voice to break up or have a strained or strangled ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 21, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Gargling with Gold Nanoparticles Provides a Non-invasive Way to Diagnose Cancer and May Provide Pathologists with a Useful New Clinical Laboratory Test
Researchers at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University attract attention with their unique assay that detects cancers of the tongue and the larynx Researchers in Israel developed a non-invasive oral test for cancers of the tongue and larynx that uses gold nanoparticles and antibodies to “paint” cancer cells. An imaging tool then allows physicians to identify any tumor […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 3, 2014 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Bar-Ilan University biomarkers BIU Institute for Nano Source Type: news

Definition of Larynx
The larynx is part of the respiratory tract. Where is this part of the respiratory system located? (Source: About.com Lung Cancer)
Source: About.com Lung Cancer - October 1, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: lungcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Vision loss a serious threat for elderly
When older adults lose eyesight they have trouble with basic daily functions, which puts them at a higher risk for death. Also, surgery may be more effective than chemo-radiation for cancer of the larynx, striking as many as 13,000 people a year. Danielle Nottingham has some of the day's top health stories. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news