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HPV Tied to Better Tongue, Tonsil Cancer Outcomes

Patients more likely to survive using chemoradiation, and new treatments may follow WEDNESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Tonsil and tongue cancers linked to human papillomavirus (HPV) are most responsive to current chemotherapy and radiation treatments, while those that express high l...

Robotic Surgery Treats Tonsil Cancer

Surgeon manipulates motorized arms to snip away tumors TUESDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- A new robotic surgical system shows promise in the removal of cancer involving the tonsils, researchers say. According to a team at the University of Pennsylvania, the transoral robotic surgery (TORS) ...

News briefs from the June issue of CHEST

...Cysteinyl leukotrienes (CysLTs), lipid mediators associated with inflammatory conditions such as asthma, have been found in high concentrations in the tonsil tissue of children with SDB. Researchers from Greece speculated that high CysLTs concentrations found in urine also could indicate severity of SDB in ...

Many Overweight Kids Not Getting a Good Night's Sleep

... Until recently, enlarged tonsils or adenoids were believed to cause most sleep-disordered breathing in children, but the study found no link between tonsil size and disordered breathing, according to a news release from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Instead, obesity may be playing the ...

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

...getting screened properly, and not just for those who are at high risk such as tobacco and alcohol users." Oropharyngeal cancer -- cancer of the tonsil or base of the tongue -- is on the rise in populations normally considered to be at low risk, including young adults who don't smoke. Researchers hav...

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

...hat together smoking and alcohol use increases risk by more than 30 times. Recently, head and neck cancer specialists have noticed that cancers of the tonsil and back of the throat are increasingly linked to human papilloma virus (HPV), the same virus responsible for nearly all cervical cancers. The rese...

LSUHSC public health contributes to estimate of HPV-related cancers

...00 among men and about 1,700 among women. Incidence rates for a subset of the HPV-associated cancers of the oral cavity and oropharynx (cancers of the tonsil and cancers of the base of the tongue) were higher in men than women. These cancers significantly increased (3.0 percent) per year during the reportin...

Children's Neck Size Associated With Sleep Disorders

...and weight and showed a higher correlation with AHI than did BMI, weight or tonsil size. Neck size also showed a strong inverse correlation with mean oxygen s...on and was a better predictor of mean oxygen saturation than BMI, weight or tonsil size, the study found. "Children with bigger neck sizes for age should b...

Renowned ENT Specialist, Dr. Murray Grossan, Announces Medical Breakthrough on Snoring at PRI-MED Convention in Anaheim on May 15-17

...athing and often results in unpleasant sounds - snoring. In addition, this drainage causes congestion and other changes in the throat tissues, such as tonsil enlargement. Many patients who were facing snoring surgery have been able to avoid surgery by simply using the Hydro Pulse Irrigation for Nose and T...

Stop Allergies: Stop Snoring - Naturally!

...eneral misery. Most people are not aware that allergies may aggravate or even cause snoring. With swollen nasal tissues, drainage to the throat causes tonsil and throat tissue to swell, thereby aggravating noisy breathing. Renowned ENT Specialist and author of "The Sinus Cure," Dr. Murray Grossan, developed...

Surgery improves quality of life for children with sleep apnea

...orts of symptoms they observed, such as snoring and restless sleep, did not correlate to the severity of OSA. In fact, the study found that only large tonsil size was related to the preoperative severity of OSA. Mitchells research also showed the importance of postoperative follow up, especially for chil...

Tonsillectomy significantly improves quality of life in adult and pediatric patients

...nvolving 72 adults, patients showed improvement in all six subscales of the tonsil and Adenoid Health Status Instrument (TAHSI), a scale used to measure the q...pinions, recommend tonsillectomy for children with three or more documented tonsil infections in the span of a year. ...

Robotic device appears useful for surgical removal of cancer involving the tonsils

...surgery technique appears promising for the removal of cancer involving the tonsil region, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Otolaryn...w technique that offers excellent access for resection of carcinomas of the tonsil with acceptable acute morbidity, or complications, they conclude. Future re...

Newer radiation treatment easier for some throat cancer patients

...s throat cancer, is a cancer that develops in the part of the throat located just behind the mouth, called the oropharynx. This includes cancer in the tonsil and in the back of the tongue. Squamous cell carcinomas, originating from the cells that normally form the lining of the mouth and throat, account for...

Oral Sex Implicated in Some Throat and Neck Cancers

...oking prevalence has dropped dramatically, and, likewise, most head and neck cancers have declined in incidence. Cancers at the base of the tongue and tonsil are increasing or have remained stagnant. We're not seeing the reduction in incidence that we would have expected," said study author Dr. Erich Sturgi...

Infection contributes to the high rates of oropharyngeal cancers

...ancers has fallen in the United States, the rate of oropharyngeal (chiefly, tonsil and base of tongue) cancers is stagnant and appears to be rising is certain...gnate incidence rates of oropharyngeal cancers, particularly cancers of the tonsil and base of tongue, in the face of declines in tobacco use, the principal c...

New Vaccine to Tackle Rabies in Dogs

... meat - and the animal eats it. Once inside the dog's mouth, the capsule bursts and the medicine mixes with the animal's saliva and is absorbed in the tonsil and pharynx. The medicine kills the rabies virus that is usually present in the blood and saliva of a symptomatic rabid animal. The drug has be...

Should NHS Reform Its ‘Charge System?

...blic Health believes that the spiraling health costs had to be controlled and people should help pay for certain types of non-emergency surgeries like tonsil removal, hysterectomies, insertion of grommets, surgery for benign moles, varicose veins procedures, carpel tunnel surgery for sore wrists and homeopa...

Is Radiation or Chemoradiation Best for Oropharyngeal Cancer Patients

...g and feeding tube dependence. This study is a retrospective chart review of all patients presenting at MD Anderson Cancer Center with T1 or T2 tonsil or base of tongue squamous cell carcinoma and N2a or N2b cervical lymph node metastasis between January 2000 and December 2004. Only patients who rece...

Kids Overcome Behavioral And Sleep Problems After Tonsillectomy

... found to behave and sleep better a year later.// About half of the children who were found to have Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder before tonsil surgery no longer met criteria for this diagnosis one year later. Other cognitive and behavioral issues also improved. On the whole, the 78 childr...

Voice may be improved by surgery

...elatives thought that surgery had significantly improved the subjects' voices. A similar effect was seen in patients having surgery to treat sinus and tonsil problems. ...
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