Navigation Links
HPV, Other Risk Factors Tied to Oral Cancer: New Web Site Offers Awareness, Early Detection Information
Date:7/21/2009

DALLAS, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fight Oral Cancer Foundation (FOCF) has launched www.fightoralcancer.org to increase public awareness of oral cancer.

According to The Fight Oral Cancer Foundation (FOCF), oral cancer is one of the most deadly cancers, with the latest medical research linking it to the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Other risk factors include alcohol and tobacco use, male gender, 40-plus years of age and sun exposure. Many studies report a 30-fold increased risk among individuals who smoke or drink heavily.

With 35,000 new cases diagnosed in the United States each year, only 59 percent are expected to survive longer than 5 years.

Included in the staggering amount of people affected by oral cancer are well-known celebrities such as Rod Stewart, Aaron Spelling, Diane Von Furstenburg and Peter Tork, drummer for the 1960s hit band, The Monkees.

Despite the deadly nature of this disease, the American public remains generally unaware of the risk factors and the critical importance of early detection.

"Today, one person, every hour of every day dies from oral cancer," says Arma Shahidi-Fitzgerald, FOCF founder and president. Fitzgerald explains that awareness, research and funding are the keys to increasing survival rates.

Fitzgerald, who was crowned Mrs. International 2009 earlier this month, was inspired to launch the foundation after losing a dear friend to the disease.

"She was diagnosed too late to be treated," Fitzgerald explains. "What made this loss more painful was that early detection could have saved her life."

As a result, Fitzgerald is centering her life's work on oral cancer prevention and education. Fitzgerald believes the new web site is a "step on a lifelong journey."

Fitzgerald has also begun speaking at public events and is working on relationship-building with the American Cancer Society and other cancer awareness and support organizations.

In addition to learning more about the foundation and disease, the Web site also allows viewers to donate to the foundation, offers suggestions on how to get involved with the cause and includes an interactive blog with the latest news on oral cancer.

For more information, log on to www.fightoralcancer.org. You can also follow @fightoralcancer on Twitter and become a fan of the Fight Oral Cancer Foundation on Facebook.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Fight Oral Cancer Foundation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New Study Finds Yet Another Link to Cancer, Synthetic Hormones
2. Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. Announces Closing of Offer to Acquire Warrants
3. Cancer Patients Benefit From Speed, Accuracy of RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments
4. Beijing Cancer Hospital Becomes First Hospital in Mainland China to Introduce Fast and Precise RapidArc Radiotherapy Cancer Treatments
5. U of M researchers find childhood cancer risk rises with mothers age
6. Fluorescent probes may permit monitoring of chemotherapy effectiveness, Stanford study shows
7. Abbott and Oasmia Pharmaceutical Announce Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Paccal(R) Vet, a New Chemotherapeutic Agent for Dogs
8. Mothers of children with autism have higher parental stress, psychological distress
9. Omega-3s Benefit Heart Attack Survivors, Healthy Adults, Mothers and Infants
10. Karen J. Osterle Recognized as a Top Psychotherapist in Washingtonian Magazine
11. Brain Quickly Detects Happiness in Others
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... , ... Gevir, a New Zealand-based company that focuses on developing powder and ... to Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer. , The company was founded ... natural treatment for Shelley’s Multiple Sclerosis, which she’d been diagnosed with at 28 years ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... 2017 , ... South Bend’s Lunkerville, the award-winning TV series that catches real ... Water (HOW), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping military veterans relax, rehabilitate, and reintegrate ... traveling to Lake Denmark, New Jersey, to fish with war veteran Justin Vail from ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 22, 2017 , ... ... with the recent addition of esteemed ophthalmologist, Dr. Steven H. Rauchman, practicing at ... are common in auto accidents, product liability, premise liability and other personal injury cases. ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... ... ANGLESTRONG , the new recovery management app with multiple innovative features ... and Google Play . Florida-based Sober Network, Inc., the premier provider of ... Angle to build ANGLESTRONG. The new recovery management app is a passion project for ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 22, 2017 , ... ... communications company, launched a new media platform connecting healthcare technology professionals and other ... be followed by a quarterly publication starting on March 1, announced Michael J. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/22/2017)... 22, 2017 Research and Markets has ... Pipeline Review, 2016" report to their offering. ... Dermatological conditions ... and approximately one-third of the US population suffers from at ... majority of the dermatology market has remained saturated with established ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... and PUNE, India , February ... report published by Allied Market Research, titled, "Radiology Information System ... Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022," the radiology information system ... projected to reach $941 million by 2022, growing at a ... information systems segment held over three-fifths share of the total ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... , February 22, 2017 ... the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the S&P ... out of nine sectors ended Tuesday,s trading session ... sentiment, Stock-Callers.com assessed the following Medical Instruments & ... (NASDAQ: TNDM), C. R. Bard Inc. (NYSE: BCR), ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: