Dental care may benefit patients scheduled for cancer surgery
Preoperative oral care by a dentist may help reduce postoperative complications in patients who undergo cancer surgery, according to a newBJS (British Journal of Surgery) study.Of 509,179 patients studied, 16% received preoperative oral care from a dentist. When a surgeon requested that a dentist provide preoperative oral care to a patient with cancer, the dentist checked the patient's oral condition, provided professional tooth cleaning, taught the patient self-cleaning methods for the teeth, and provided any treatment needed. In the study, 15,724 patients (3.09%) developed postoperative pneumonia and 1734 (0.34%) died wi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 13, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dental care may benefit patients scheduled for cancer surgery
(Wiley) Preoperative oral care by a dentist may help reduce postoperative complications in patients who undergo cancer surgery, according to a new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientist Seeks Solutions for Cancer Patients with Dry Mouth
For several years, Wilmot Cancer Institute scientist Catherine Ovitt, Ph.D., has been investigating ways to protect and regenerate the salivary gland, which can be damaged during radiation treatment for head and neck cancer. Her lab ’s latest study focuses on the cells that secrete saliva — discovering the ways in which several different cell populations have the potential to restore salivary gland function. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - August 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Want to keep your teeth? Stick to whole grain carbohydrates
They also discovered a connection between starch-heavy foods - such as white bread, crackers, biscuits, cakes and pretzels - and a higher likelihood of both gum disease and mouth cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes: Female diabetics face dramatically increased chance of mouth cancer in new study
DIABETES can result in a number of complications if symptoms go unchecked. Eye problems and foot problems are just some of the issues that can occur. But new research has now discovered women with the condition face a dramatically increased chance of developing mouth cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novartis sells two cancer drugs to Laekna
The Shanghai-based company now has the global rights to two oral clinical-stage meds, which Novartis originally nabbed from GlaxoSmithKline several year ago (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - August 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer: How to check for cancer symptoms on your TONGUE - revealed by Dr Chris
CANCER symptoms could be revealed by analysing your tongue, ITV This Morning ’s Dr Chris Steele claimed today. These are the warning signs to look out for when checking inside your mouth. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother, 28, had her tongue rebuilt with flesh from her ARM after a mouth ulcer turned to cancer
Liz Marsh, from Shrewsbury in Shropshire, says doctors dismissed her month-long ulcer, which later turned black, as being caused by stress because her infant son had to have heart surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eradicating Leprosy in Mozambique, a Complicated Task
World Health Organization goodwill ambassador for Leprosy Elimination and chair of the Nippon Foundation, Yohei Sasakawa (left), holds the hand of a leprosy patient. Sasakawa visited Mozambique’s rural Namaita Centre to assess the progress of leprosy patients. The Nippon Foundation has been providing funds and medication in order to eliminate leprosy in Mozambique. Credit: Elísio Muchanga/IPSBy Elisio MuchangaNAMPULA PROVINCE, Mozambique, Jul 28 2018 (IPS)It takes Faurito António, 42, from Lalaua district, Nampula Province, two hours to reach his nearest health centre in order to receive the drugs neces...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elisio Muchanga Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Nippon Foundation Source Type: news

Mouth cancer symptoms: Lumps in the mouth could be a warning sign
MOUTH cancer symptoms and signs are triggered if cells start dividing uncontrollably in this area. Lumps in the mouth could be a warning sign of the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-cigarettes and tobacco product use linked to increased risk of oral cancer
(International& American Associations for Dental Research) At the 96th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction with the IADR Pan European Regional (PER) Congress, Benjamin Chaffee, University of California, San Francisco, USA gave a poster presentation 'Nicotine and Carcinogen Exposure by Tobacco Product Type and Dual-Use.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Role of oral microbiota in the severity of chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis
(International& American Associations for Dental Research) At the 96th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction with the IADR Pan European Regional (PER) Congress, Kai Soo Tan, National University of Singapore, gave a oral presentation titled 'Role of Oral Microbiota in the Severity of Chemotherapy-Induced Oral Mucositis.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the early signs of oral cancer?
Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth, including the front of the tongue, the lips, the gums, or inside the cheeks. Symptoms include ulcers that do not heal and pain in the affected area. Causes include the presence of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Learn more about the warning signs of oral cancer here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

DEET Is the Most Effective Bug Spray. But Is It Safe?
Sure, itchy bug bites are a nuisance. But for those living in parts of the country where mosquito or tick-borne illnesses are common—and these days, that’s most of us—bug-repellent sprays and liquids are an important safeguard against Lyme disease, West Nile virus and other serious health conditions. The annual number of people sickened by mosquitos or tick bites has more than tripled since 2004, according to the CDC. The World Health Organization has concluded that climate change is a likely contributor to these increases, which are predicted to continue as warmer global temperatures expand the habitats ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Teenage boys in England will be vaccinated against HPV
The NHS will embark on a £20 million a year programme to vaccinate all 12 and 13 year old males against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, which causes oral cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mouth cancer symptoms: Three common signs of the disease to watch for
MOUTH cancer symptoms are mainly oral, occurring around the mouth, teeth and glands. An ulcer is just one of the signs, but what else should you be looking out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women With Diabetes Face Greater Cancer Risk Than Men Women With Diabetes Face Greater Cancer Risk Than Men
Women with diabetes are more likely to develop cancer than men with the condition, with the risk of kidney, oral and stomach cancer, and leukaemia, particularly increased, suggests a review.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Drinking too much causes an imbalance of bacteria in your mouth and increases your risk of cancer
(Natural News) Aside from contributing to bad breath, it looks like drinking alcohol can disrupt the balance of both “good” and “bad” bacteria in your mouth. The results of a study determined that regular alcohol consumption can also increase an individual’s chance of developing cavities and gum disease, along with cancer and heart disease. Alcohol, mouth... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists develop nicotine gum for 'betel quid' addiction
Researchers are developing a way for users to kick an addiction to betel quid -- a cheap stimulant that can lead to oral disease and cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Complementary Cancer Therapies Can Increase Risk of Early Death
People diagnosed with cancer have a multitude of treatment options, many of which are standard therapies that have been well-studied to improve their chances of surviving their disease or avoiding recurrence. But people are increasingly also folding in complementary medicine approaches — which include nutrients, herbal remedies and other so-called natural supplements — with their cancer treatment regimes. While these are not nearly as well-studied as conventional therapies like surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, many people rely on them because they believe they can improve their chances of surviving their ca...
Source: TIME: Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

Diabetes raises risk of cancer, with women at even greater likelihood, a major new study has found
(George Institute for Global Health) A global review involving almost 20 million people has shown that having diabetes significantly raises the risk of developing cancer, and for women the risk is even higher.Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health also found diabetes (type 1 and type 2) conferred an additional risk for women, compared to men, for leukaemia and cancers of the stomach, mouth and kidney, but less risk for liver cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Photodynamic Diagnosis of Bladder Cancer With Oral 5-ALA Is Feasible, Safe
TURBT with fluorescent light source using oral 5-ALA is well tolerated in non –muscle-invasive bladder cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

FDA Approves Enzalutamide for Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer FDA Approves Enzalutamide for Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer
The oral therapy becomes the second androgen receptor-targeting therapy to be approved for use in this earlier disease setting.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Natural solution for damage done by chemo: Omega 3s found to treat wounds from inflamed mucous membranes in cancer patients
(Natural News) Omega-3 fatty acids can be used to treat and prevent oral mucositis in patients undergoing mucotoxic cancer chemotherapy. The double-blind, randomized study, published in the journal Wounds, detailed the effectiveness and route of administration of omega-3 fatty acids in patients receiving chemotherapy in Iranian hospitals. Mucositis is characterized by soreness or swelling in the mouth which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA researchers discover gene that controls bone-to-fat ratio in bone marrow
This study also suggests that regular physical exercise might help to maintain bone health and prevent skeletal aging, as well as provide other health benefits.Wang holds the Dr. No-Hee Park Endowed Chair in Dentistry, funded by the Shapiro Family Charitable Foundation, and is a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center.Additional authors are Lihong Huo, Peng Deng, John Szymanski, Jiong Li and Dr. Christine Hong, all from the UCLA School of Dentistry; Yunsong Liu from Peking University School of Stomatology; Xianghang Luo from The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central Sout...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Oral Pharyngeal Laryngeal Cancer Screening
Oral, Pharyngeal, and Laryngeal Cancer Screening (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Man has swollen face from mouth cancer
Muhammad Farooq, from from Karachi, Pakistan, has developed mouth cancer thanks to getting a tooth removed by a 'quack' doctor. His mother wants better control of 'fake' doctors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-mucositis gel developed at UGR to be widely available by 2022
(University of Granada) Researchers from the University of Granada have developed new medication which could help to treat and prevent chemotherapy and radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients. The melatonin compound, in the form of a gel, has now passed phases 1 and 2 of clinical trials and is expected to be on sale by 2022. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New treatment may reverse drug resistance in mouth, neck cancers
A drug being tested for use against several cancers was found to be effective at reversing drug resistance in head and neck skin cancers, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perspectives of immune suppression in the tumor microenvironment promoting oral malignancy
(Bentham Science Publishers) In this review, the complexity of immune-suppressive mechanisms in the tumor milieu of cancers, including oral malignancy is discussed in relation to immune check point inhibitors, regulatory T cells (Treg), myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) and cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Array BioPharma gets FDA nod for melanoma combo treatment
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it approved Array BioPharma Inc's oral combination treatment for use in patients with the deadliest form of skin cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA approves Array BioPharma's melanoma combo treatment
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Wednesday it had approved Array BioPharma Inc's oral combination treatment for use in patients with the deadliest form of skin cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New diagnosis method could help spot head and neck cancers earlier
(IOP Publishing) Oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs) are the most common head and neck cancers, but are often diagnosed late.Now, researchers in Germany have developed a new cell-based test that could help provide earlier and more reliable diagnosis of OSCCs.Writing in Convergent Science Physical Oncology, the researchers explain how they tested the mechanical properties of OSCC cells, and found they were 'softer' than benign cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Cannabis-Based Drug
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration approved a cannabis-based drug for the first time, the agency said Monday. Epidiolex was recommended for approval by an advisory committee in April, and the agency had until this week to make a decision. The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in patients 2 and older to treat two types of epileptic syndromes: Dravet syndrome, a rare genetic dysfunction of the brain that begins in the first year of life, and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a form of epilepsy with multiple types of seizures that begin in early childhood, usually between 3 and 5. “This is an important...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cannabis Local TV Marijuana Source Type: news

Patient Awareness/Knowledge Towards Oral Cancer Patient Awareness/Knowledge Towards Oral Cancer
This study assessed knowledge, awareness, and OC-related behaviors of patients in a rural community.BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Consuming more than 5 alcoholic drinks per week increases your risk of oral cancer: Analysis
(Natural News) You may want to rethink about downing another bottle of beer. Scientists have confirmed that alcohol increases the risk of getting cancer. Research revealed that frequent alcohol drinkers are more prone to contract cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx, esophagus, larynx, breast, liver, colon or rectum, and stomach. Several studies were conducted aiming... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating intestine with ‘good’ cholesterol compound inhibits lung tumor growth in mice
FINDINGSA compound that mimics the main protein in high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or “good”) cholesterol significantly reduced the number of tumors in the lungs of mice, reports a team of UCLA researchers. The findings help explain the connection between HDL cholesterol and reduced cancer risk, and suggest that a similar compound may be an effective therapy in humans.BACKGROUNDPrevious research, both in lab animals and humans, had suggested that higher HDL cholesterol levels were linked to reduced cancer risk. The team ’s earlier work had found that small peptide “mimetics,” or mimics, of...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Melatonin Gel May Reduce Oral Mucositis From Chemo, Radiation Melatonin Gel May Reduce Oral Mucositis From Chemo, Radiation
Data from a phase II trial of Mucomel (3% melatonin gel) suggest the formulation may reduce the risk of oral mucositis resulting from chemo and radiotherapy for head and neck cancers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

First study of neoadjuvant use of PARP inhibitor shows promise for early-stage, BRCA+ breast cancer patients
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) In a small Phase II study of early-stage breast cancer patients with BRCA1/2 mutations, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that more than half of the women who took the PARP inhibitor talazoparib once daily prior to surgery had no evidence of disease at the time of surgery. If further validated in larger, confirmatory trials, the oral medication could replace chemotherapy for these patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Erdafitinib shows promise in urothelial cancer patients with specific mutations
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) In an international Phase II trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, treatment with the oral FGFR inhibitor erdafitinib (ERDA) was well-tolerated and achieved a robust response for patients with metastatic urothelial, or urinary tract, cancers harboring mutations in the FGFR3 gene. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors Can Increase Vaccination Rates In Kids Using New Approach, Study Finds
Persistence and a unified, targeted approach can pay off for doctors when parents are reluctant to vaccinate their children against HPV, the human papilloma virus, a cause of anogenital, mouth, throat and cervical cancer. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Cancer Group Recommends Ditching Bacon and Booze to Stay Cancer-Free
The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has bad news for lovers of bacon and booze: Eliminating processed meats and alcohol from your diet may help reduce your risk of developing cancer. The third report from the WCRF’s Continuous Update Project, an ongoing effort to inform consumers about lifestyle habits that may be related to cancer, provides numerous recommendations for people looking to minimize their risk of getting cancer. But two, in particular, are likely to cause a stir for many Americans. First, the WCRF recommends significantly or totally cutting back on processed meats including bacon, salami, hot dogs and...
Source: TIME: Health - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Oral, Gastric Bugs May Help Pinpoint Stomach Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Negative changes in microbe composition, interaction tied to gastric carcinogenesis stages (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - May 23, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Blue's Clues: Adding Dye to Colonoscopy May Boost Detection
TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 -- By having patients swallow a blue dye tablet as part of colonoscopy prep, doctors can boost their chances of catching telltale signs of cancer, new research suggests. The dye is technically referred to as " oral... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Experts Discuss Unique Side Effects of Immunotherapy
If you have mesothelioma and you’ve already received standard-of-care therapies, you may be considering an immunotherapy clinical trial. If you’re considering this option, a free immunotherapy teleconference is a great place to learn more. CancerCare recently hosted two one-hour education workshops featuring panels of immunotherapy experts. Part I of the teleconference presented an overview of immunotherapy. Part II of the teleconference, which is available online for free, focused exclusively on immunotherapy side effects. Understanding these issues and the role each patient plays in managing their own side ef...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Compound in citrus oil could reduce dry mouth in head, neck cancer patients
(Stanford Medicine) A compound found in citrus oils could help alleviate dry mouth caused by radiation therapy in head and neck cancer patients, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

‘Oral Chemo Starter Kits’ Boosted Safe Handling on Non-Oncology Units
After non-oncology units received comprehensive safety kits for handling oral hazardous drugs, chemo handling precautions at Maine Medical Center increased significantly. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP Tags: News Novel Drugs Oncology Nursing Conferences/ONS Source Type: news

Duke Team Addresses Barriers to Oral Chemo
A streamlined nursing protocol reduced delays related to treatment with oral formulations of chemotherapy and immunotherapy, and increased patient satisfaction. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP Tags: News Conferences/ONS Source Type: news