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

... 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 2004 ... develop in the head and neck region, such as: the oral cavity (mouth); the pharynx (throat); paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity; the larynx (voice box); ...

New treatment combination proves safe for head and neck cancer patients

... a group of 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 ...

Olanzapine Long-Acting Injection (LAI) Efficacy and Safety Data Presented at American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

... or equal to five percent of patients were increased weight, insomnia, anxiety, somnolence, headache and inflammation of the nasal passages and upper pharynx (nasopharyngitis). Safety findings were consistent with those observed with oral olanzapine, with the exception of injection related events, ...

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

... 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 increasingly ...

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

... Endometrium (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 ...

LSUHSC's Dr. Xiao Cheng Wu co-authors annual report to the nation on cancer

... highest rate among all women. Among men, rates continued to decrease for lung and bronchus(lung), colon and rectal (colorectal), oral cavity and pharynx (oral cavity), and stomach cancers. For prostate cancer, rates decreased by 4.4% per year in the period 2001 through 2005 after increasing by 2.1% ...

HPV virus helps cervical and head and neck cancers resist treatment and grow and spread

... in women worldwide, with more than 500,000 cases diagnosed annually. In all, 200,000 women die from cervical cancer every year. In oral cavity and pharynx cancers, the HPV virus is linked to about 20 to 40 percent of cases, caused by sexual behavior. About 400,000 cases of head and neck cancer are ...

Silence the Sleep Apnea "Snorechestra" to Fight Heart Disease, From the Harvard Heart Letter

... apnea temporarily stop breathing many times a night. In those with the most common kind, obstructive sleep apnea, the soft tissue of the palate or pharynx completely closes off the airway. The brain, sensing a drop in oxygen, sends an emergency “Breathe now!” signal that briefly wakens the ...

Defensive Protein Linked to Asthma

... attaches itself to chitin, an abundant substance found in fungi, crustaceans and in insects like dust mites and cockroaches. It's also present in the pharynx and eggs of parasitic worms called helminths. Infection with helminths used to be common but is now rare in developed countries, according to the ...

Infection contributes to the high rates of oropharyngeal cancers

... with these cancers than women. Of the estimated 45,000 new cases of head and neck cancers expected this year, approximately 10,000 are cancers of the pharynx (chiefly the oropharynx). Though the prognosis for these cancers is excellent when caught early, more than half of them are identified in advanced ...

AASM encourages those student-athletes at risk for developing osa to visit a sleep clinic

... and cardiovascular disease, says Dr. Kohler. When the child or teen puts on weight, the throat can narrow, and anything which narrows the posterior pharynx can lead to the development of OSA. OSA is a serious disorder that can be harmful, or even fatal, if it is not recognized and treated. OSA causes ...

Fluid Displacement From Legs To Neck May Lead To Obstructive Sleep Apnea

... the throat and increase airflow resistance in the pharynx by more than 100 percent, predisposing the person ... 102 percent increase in airflow resistance of the pharynx in healthy, non-obese subjects," continued Dr. Bradley According to the authors, when the pharynx narrows in obstructive sleep apnea and in healthy ...

Blood Test may Help Signal Tumor's Remission, Return in Throat Cancer Patients

... NCI Director, John E. Niederhuber, M.D. It is estimated that more than 34,000 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx (the middle part of the throat that includes the soft palate, tonsils, and tongue) in 2007, and that 7,550 Americans will die from it. Alcohol and ...

Doctors in UK Promoting Awareness of Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease

... · A painful or burning sensation in the upper abdomen or chest, sometimes radiating to the back (heartburn). · The acid reflux may reach the pharynx (throat) and mouth. It is sour and may burn. · A small number of patients have difficulties breathing and suffer from hoarseness because the ...

Finnish research: Cysteine Chewing Gum as a cure for cancers of the mouth

... it was found that amino acid, l-cysteine can prevent oral cancers. In the developed countries about 80 % of the cancers occur// in the mouth, pharynx and oesophagus. The main causative agent is smoking and alcohol drinking. This results in a strong exposure of the upper digestive tract to ...

Cancer Risks for Betel Nut Chewers

... the chances of developing cancer of the esophagus was about 195 times higher than those who do not. In addition chances of developing cancer of the pharynx increased by about 96.9 times and cancer of the larynx by about 40.3 times. Ko Ying-chin, a professor at the institute headed the study. The ...

New operation for swallowing problems

... Medical Center in New York have tried out a new surgical procedure called 'hypopharyngeal pharyngoplasty' which remodels the affected part of the pharynx (the tube leading from the mouth to the esophagus). It can be done under local anaesthetic and only involves a simple incision to the throat. ...
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