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Drug Combo Helps Larynx Cancer Patients Preserve Voice Box

... 25 (HealthDay News) -- People with cancer of the larynx who received a three-drug chemotherapy combination were more likely to keep their larynx than those who received a two-drug treatment, ... the treatment of patients with locally advanced larynx (voice box) and hypopharynx cancer. Recent ...

3-drug chemotherapy combination increases organ preservation in patients with larynx cancer

... Patients with larynx cancer who received a three-drug combination of ... induction chemotherapy were more likely to retain larynx function than were patients treated with ... Institute. Patients with locally advanced larynx and hypopharynx cancer are treated frequently ...

Malnutrition risk underappreciated in laryngeal cancer patients

... and Nutrition (Zurich, 20-21 March 2009). larynx cancer is one of the most common head and neck ... reported worldwide each year. "The risk of larynx cancer is greatly increased by tobacco smoking ... problem in patients with early stage larynx cancer who receive radiotherapy," Jacqueline ...

Sequential and alternating chemotherapy and radiation equally effective in larynx cancer therapy

... larynx cancer patients treated with alternating cycles ... Previous trials in patients with locally advanced larynx cancer showed that chemotherapy followed by ... in a statistically significant improvement in larynx preservation but was associated with more ...

Larynx preservation preferred over total laryngectomy

... patients with advanced squamous carcinoma of the larynx has traditionally been a total laryngectomy, ... Research, both in London, sought to determine if larynx preservation through chemoradiation would result ... placing electrodes alongside the larynx to electronically record and analyze the voice ...

U-M study finds voice box can be preserved, even with the largest cancers

... ANN ARBOR, Mich. Some patients with large tumors on their larynx can preserve their speech by opting for chemotherapy and radiation over ... to retain their voice. The study found that people who preserved their larynx reported better quality of life and less depression than those who had ...

Robotic Surgery Practical for Some Head, Neck Tumors

... say. Their study included 36 patients with oral cavity, throat or larynx tumors. Of those patients, 29 (81 percent) underwent successful ... oropharynx [back of the mouth], hypopharynx [bottom of the throat] and larynx with good preservation of swallow function," the study authors concluded. ...

Lori Hamilton, Wife of NASCAR Legend Bobby Hamilton, Urges Public to Attend Free Cancer Screenings During Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW)

... cancers of the head and neck -- which include cancers of the oral cavity, larynx and pharynx -- and about 7,600 died from the disease. Bobby Hamilton, the ... (mouth); the pharynx (throat); paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity; the larynx (voice box); thyroid and salivary glands; the skin of the face and neck; ...

Are You a Super Bowl Screamer?!?

... in voice and swallowing, and an expert in helping people keep their larynx or voicebox healthy. "Sports fans often don't realize how loud they are, ... when they are in stadium crowds. Intense prolonged screaming overworks the larynx muscles and overworks the vocal load." "Humans are not biologically ...

Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk

... for maybe 30 years now that heavy drinking increases the risk for esophageal cancer," he said. "And drinking and oral cancer of the oral cavity and larynx are also well-established risks. Those are the strongest associations previously identified, although pancreatic and liver cancers have also been ...

Itanium Solutions Alliance Selects Sweden's Kiwok as the 2009 Innovation Awards Winner for Humanitarian Impact

... Karlsruhe University's United Airways project in Germany used Itanium-based HP hardware to analyze the interaction of the human nose, sinuses, larynx and lungs with the goal of compiling a complete numerical simulation of flow behavior in the human respiratory system. The end benefits of this ...

New treatment combination proves safe for head and neck cancer patients

... biologically similar cancers originating from the upper aerodigestive tract, including the lip, mouth, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, pharynx and larynx that affect more than 45,000 individuals in the U.S. each year. Head and neck cancers are strongly associated with environmental and lifestyle risk ...

Experimental drug shows promise against head and neck cancer

... work is reported in the April 28th online edition of the Journal of Pathology . Head and neck cancer refers to tumors in the mouth, throat, or larynx (voice box). Each year about 40,000 men and women develop head and neck cancer in the U.S., making it the country's sixth-most common type. Surgery, ...

Survey shows Americans may be missing direct route to head and neck cancer care

... (ENT) doctors. An estimated 35,000 Americans are diagnosed annually with cancers of the head and neck which include cancers of the oral cavity, larynx and pharynx and over 7,500 died from the disease last year. While most cases are linked to tobacco and excessive alcohol use, these cancers are ...

Landmark Policy Report: Many Cancers Could Be Prevented Across the Globe

... (lining of the uterus) 52 70 56 34 Esophagus 60 69 75 44 Mouth, pharynx & larynx 63 63 67 44 Stomach 41 47 45 33 Colon 37 45 43 17 ...

Drinking Raises Cancer Risk for Middle-Age Women

... appeared to make no difference. Women who drank and also smoked faced increased risk of cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx, esophagus, and larynx (voice box), the researchers found. The study suggests "that in developed countries, where women typically consume low-moderate amounts of ...

GlideScope(R) Ranger Video Laryngoscope by Verathon(R) Awarded Airworthiness Certification by U.S. Army

... who regularly treat patients with severe trauma and who intubate in extreme conditions.(2) The Ranger provides a clear picture of the larynx and vocal cords on a display monitor, enabling visual control of the endotracheal tube (ETT) in its trajectory toward the airway. The GlideScope(R) ...

New laser for neurosurgery allows greater precision and efficiency for removal of complex tumors

... for surgery on certain brain tumors, certain vascular malformations, delicate inner ear and hearing restoration procedures, and even some trachea, larynx and vocal cord procedures. Drs. Bendok and Fishman say that the laser adds a new dimension to what they are able to accomplish, and predict that the ...

Smoking Ups Colon Cancer Risk

... smoking increases the risk of cancer not only in organs where there is direct contact with tobacco-related carcinogens, such as lung, oropharynx, larynx and upper digestive tract, but also in organs where exposure to tobacco degradation products is indirect, such as the pancreas, kidney, bladder, ...

Survival of head and neck cancer patients is greatly affected by coexisting ailments

... all cervical cancers. The researchers reviewed the medical records of 183 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, throat and larynx who were treated in 1997 and 1998 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, which has carefully tracked comorbidities since 1995. Comorbid ailments ...

Chrigu Wins Grand Prize at First Ever International Documentary Film Festival on Cancer

... Art of Living India, Sutapa Biswas, Hindi, 14 min This film recounts the story of Sambhu Das, a painter who was diagnosed with cancer of the larynx in 1998 and overcame all hurdles to tell his story. Despite financial and physical limitations Sambhu never lost focus of becoming a successful ...

Older Patients With Cancer at Heightened Suicide Risk

... male, white and older at the time of cancer diagnosis. Patients with the highest suicide rates were those with lung, stomach, oral/pharyngeal and larynx cancers. Suicide risk was greatest within the first five years after diagnosis but remained elevated for up to 15 years after diagnosis. The ...

JAMA publication features study on depression and head and neck cancer

... high percentage of cancer-patient suicides, said Dr. Burke, professor of psychiatry. For example, he said, patients with tongue and larynx cancer compose only 2 percent of all cancer cases but they account for about 20 percent of suicides committed by cancer patients. A variety of ...

MGH researchers report successful new laser treatment for vocal-cord cancer

... Voice Center team has created a number of groundbreaking procedures and was the first in the world to treat vocal cords and other structures in the larynx with controlled pulses of the green KTP laser light. Zeitels has been recognized for his 2006 use of pulsed-KTP laser to treat Steven Tyler of the ...

HPV-positive head and neck cancer patients fare better than HPV-negative patients

... Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and colleagues followed 96 patients with stage III or IV cancer of the oropharynx or larynx (voicebox). All of the patients were enrolled in the same phase II clinical trial and received the same treatment. The researchers collected data on ...

HPV-Positive Head and Neck Cancers Fare Better

... cancers, particularly those of the upper throat, or oropharynx. Researchers followed 96 patients in the late stages of cancer of the oropharynx or larynx (voice box), according to a study published online Feb. 12 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . All the patients were enrolled in the ...

Verathon Inc., maker of GlideScope(R) Video Laryngoscopes, Introduces Free Grant Writing Kit for EMS Professionals

... and paramedics who work in extreme conditions and regularly treat patients with severe trauma. The Ranger provides a clear picture of the larynx and vocal cords on a display monitor, enabling visual control of the endotracheal tube in its trajectory toward the airway. It facilitates fast, ...

Candidates Risk Harming Voice in Final Week to Super Tuesday

... instruction is recommended. Short Screams Fervent candidates and their supporters should be advised that prolonged screaming overworks larynx muscles and vocal load and can harm vocal cords. "Our screams are biologically meant to be short with breath support -- to scare the beast away. ...

Study examines factors associated with survival in advanced laryngeal cancer

... year are diagnosed with cancer of the larynx, or voice box, according to background information in the article. For many years, total removal of the larynx (laryngectomy) followed by radiation therapy was the standard treatment. Unfortunately, patients treated with total laryngectomy experience a ...

Other Highlights in the Nov. 27 JNCI

... 485 head and neck cancer patients and 549 control subjects residing in the Boston area. Smoking was most strongly associated with cancer of the larynx (voice box), alcohol with mouth cancer, and HPV infection with throat cancer. Although smoking and drinking were associated with an increased risk of ...

Verathon Inc. Introduces GlideScope(R) Ranger Single Use Video Laryngoscope for Emergency Departments, EMS and Military; Enables Fast Intubations and Eliminates Time-Consuming Disinfection

... Verathon designed the Ranger specifically to assist in challenging pre-hospital endotracheal intubation. The Ranger provides a clear picture of the larynx and vocal cords on a display monitor, enabling visual control of the endotracheal tube in its trajectory toward the airway. Like other GlideScope(R) ...

Alcohol and cancer: is drinking the new smoking?

... Dr. Jrgen Rehm, existing research consistently shows a relationship between alcohol consumption and an increased risk for cancer of the esophagus, larynx and oral cavity. Dr. Rehm and his team analyzed epidemiological literature from 1966 to 2006 to further investigate this association and their ...

Smoking Boosts Risk for Head, Neck Cancers

... MONDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Current and past smokers are at significantly increased risk for head and neck cancers such as cancers of the larynx (voice box), nasal passages/nose, oral cavity, and throat, says a U.S. National Cancer Institute study that looked at data collected on more than ...

Laryngeal Cancer Added to Asbestos’ Crime Lis

... in which more than 10 deaths from cancer of the larynx were reported, the relative risk for cancer was ... asbestos and laryngeal cancer: 1. The larynx lies anatomically in the direct path of inhaled ... 2. Squamous-cell carcinomas of the lung and larynx are both clinically and histologically similar. ...

Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma Can Widely Infiltrate The Larynx

... to invade these structures. Invasion of the larynx by differentiated thyroid gland carcinoma is ... tumor spread was observed. Invasion of the larynx occurs by direct extension or by posterior tumor ... growth pattern of thyroid carcinoma invading the larynx on whole-organ slices. Medindia on Cancer: ...

Smoking lowers chances of surviving throat cancer

... the likelihood of improvement and survival for people with cancer of the larynx or lower pharynx, a study says//. Eating eating a vegetable-rich ... smoking, alcohol drinking, and diet to the development of cancer in the larynx and hypopharynx, the area immediately above it at the back of the throat. ...

Radiation And Chemotherapy, A Better Option For Head And Neck Cancer

... radiation therapy has a better timbre of voice than patients who had their larynx removed. The swallowing function of both thr groups was pretty much the same, but patients with an intact larynx were able to understand speech better. Commenting on these findings, Kevin ...

A voice saving surgery

... Each year, about 12,000 cases of cancer of the larynx are diagnosed in the United States. About 5,000 of those patients will ... of her vocal cords, Hancock had surgery to remove the cancer -- and her larynx -- at just 21. Without her larynx, she had no voice. Several attempts to ...

Conserving the larynx

... voice box. Treatment for laryngeal cancer often includes removal of the larynx or voice box.// The patient has to learn to speak through an opening made ... at the same time was a far more effective way of preserving the larynx than the other two approaches. The study means that those with laryngeal ...
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