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New Reconstruction Method Makes Speaking, Eating Possible After Tonsil Cancer Surgery, U-M Study Shows by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:04pm /PRNewswire/ -- A new technique for reconstructing the palate after surgery for tonsil cancer maintained patients' ability to speak clearly and eat most foods, a new study shows. The technique, developed at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, is described in the September Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. ... Read on »
Viktoras Kulvinskas on childhood diseases, tonsillitis and cancer by Annet v. Patient Expert Posted Mon 17 Nov 2008 12:00am Children naturally reject cooked food, they spit it out in the beginning. Parents make them eat it anyway. Their body starts to reject it by diarrhea and for instance tonsillitis. Cancer works in a similar way. The body initially can handle the incompletely metabolized protein from cooked food by making cancer cells. But if y ... Read on »
Journey of the Week: Hodgkin Disease & Tonsil Cancer Survivor, Drummerboy by Posted Fri 02 Mar 2012 1:47pm Most people on WhatNext know they can count on fellow comrade Drummerboy for a good dose of optimism. A survivor of both Hodgkin Disease and tonsil cancer, Drummerboy is also a major advocate for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life program. He also has developed thoughtful journeys for both of his medical conditions. For all these th ... Read on »
BBC Three documentary on oral sex and cancer by Cancer Research UK Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Jan 2011 12:00am Image © BBC Tonight’s BBC Three documentary , presented by actress Jaime Winston, discusses the newest potential cause of cancer – oral sex. But before you declare a life of celibacy or start railing against those fun-killing scientists, we want to clarify exactly what we do and don’t know on this topic. The reality is tha ... Read on »
Do You Really Need Your Tonsils? by Davalos & McCormack. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 08 Aug 2011 4:49pm I still have pretty much everything that I came into the world with. My hair – though not as much as before; my teeth – though not as many as before; as well as my appendix and my tonsils. I suspect that for someone of my generation that’s rather unusual. And certainly for someone growing up with English dentistry the fact that I have tee ... Read on »
An estimated 7% of Population Carry Oral HPV; Oral Cancer Incidence to Rise Sharply by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Mon 30 Jan 2012 12:00am In a previous post, I raised the issue of the relationship between oral sex, HPV, and oral cancer (see: HPV Now Shown to Cause Oral Cancer in Men ). Here are two quotes from it: The HPV virus now causes as many cancers of the upper throat as tobacco and alcohol, probably due both to an increase in oral sex and the decline in smokin ... Read on »
Cancer and Social Networking by Ron Sparks Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 11:51am The most amazing thing happened to me today. I was sitting in my doctor's office - the office of the surgeon who removed my cancer from my tonsils and lymph nodes to be exact - when I twittered on my iPhone the following: Sitting in my surgeon's office waiting for my next post treatment checkup. I set my iPhone down and turned ... Read on »
The tongue, by Sandi W. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:34am said the endodontist this morning, is a very curious animal. This is true. It has its own obsessions and compulsions. The tooth (number 13, third from the left, on top, next to the molars), had broken off after phase one of his root canal. Part of the remaining tooth had formed a point, which my tongue kept touching and feeling until I had a ... Read on »
Benign Tissue or Malignant Tumors? Using CpG Dinucleotide Methylation Patterns to Diagnose Cancer in the Adrenal Glands and Adre by Posted Mon 02 Jul 2012 8:00pm Description of Invention: Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have developed new methods to distinguish malignant adrenocortical tumors from benign tumors and normal tissue in the adrenal glands/cortex using the methylation patterns of cytosine-phosphate-guanine dinucleotide (CpG) sequences. A biopsy or oth ... Read on »
Fat Lips and Cancer by Ron Sparks Posted Sat 06 Feb 2010 12:09pm 1 Comment Not BinaryBiker's Lip I have a fat lip – and it’s making me nervous. Yesterday I discovered what felt like a small lump below my lip.  It was painful to the touch.  It felt like an ingrown hair along the shaving line of my bottom lip.  Throughout the day I felt it and it was sorebut there was no visible sign of the zit or ingrown ... Read on »