HPV-related oral and genital cancers are on the rise — yet we're under-using the vaccine that can prevent them.
By 2020, the rates of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer are expected to surpass those of cervical cancer. So why aren't young men getting vaccinated?
Mark Richards thought he was done being a photojournalist. Then he had a rare cancer diagnosed. He had devoted his life to documenting the world, but now he wanted to tell his own story.
“The project was thrust upon me,” Mr. Richards, 63, said from his home in San Rafael, Calif.
n this episode of CURE Talks Cancer, we spoke with Elizabeth Langdon, vice president of strategic communications and development at the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance, about how the organization helps to raise awareness for the prevention, early detection and research of head and neck cancer.
The incidence of mouth and throat cancers caused by the human papillomavirus in men has now surpassed the incidence of HPV-related cervical cancers in women, researchers report.
Overall the incidence of head and neck cancer is going down. The bad news is another type of head and neck cancer is on the rise and is related to a common STD...HPV (Human Papillomavirus) the same virus implicated in cervical cancer.
Clinton was 215 pounds before treatment. After treatment, he weighed in at a mere 165 pounds. A loss of 50 pounds. In hindsight, Clinton wishes he had the feeding tube inserted while he was still strong.
Oral cancers – which include those of the tonsils, mouth and tongue – affect more than 300,000 people globally each year. A person living in Australia has a one in 49 estimated risk of being diagnosed with head and neck cancer by their 85th birthday, which includes oral cancers.
The chance is higher in males (one in 32) than females (one in 98). An estimated 769 males will die from head and neck cancer in Australia in 2016, compared to 247 females.
In the early 1970's, HPV received a great deal of media attention when Harald zur Hausen first postulated its ability to cause the second most common cancer in women...cervical cancer. Now, who gets the HPV vaccine has become the overriding issue, especially if its your kid!
The new CDC report gives parents a more direct reason to protect their boys against HPV: Men are more than four times more likely than women to get mouth and throat cancers, and HPV puts them at a much higher risk.
A male-centric vaccination approach might be more effective at combating the STD.
Tobacco use is the single greatest risk factor for developing throat cancer - 75% to 80% of patients are smokers. Quitting is difficult and scary but dying slowly is worse.
Over the next two decades, the number of Americans with oropharyngeal cancer is projected to roughly double. Most of the cases, doctors have realized in recent years, are caused by a preventable infection.
The incidence of head and neck cancer is going down. The bad news is another type of head and neck cancer is on the rise and is related to a common STD...HPV the same virus implicated in cervical cancer. Could oral sex play a role?
Doctors are finding that some patients can be cured with way less treatment.
The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA) was established in 2008 to create a coalition in the fight against head and neck cancer. Formerly the Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation, HNCA expands on existing strengths to enhance the overall effort in prevention, detection, treatment and rehabilitation.
A patient-directed, self-help organization dedicated to meeting the needs of oral and head and neck cancer patients. SPOHNC, founded in 1991 by an oral cancer survivor, addresses the broad emotional, physical and humanistic needs of this population.
We are committed to supporting research and education in the early detection and treatment of thyroid and head and neck cancer, to advancing new therapies, and to alleviating the suffering and functional impairment of patients who undergo treatment.
The Oral Cancer Foundation is a national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and patient support activities. Oral cancer is the largest group of those cancers which fall into the head and neck cancer category. Common names for it include such things as mouth cancer, tongue cancer, tonsil cancer, and throat cancer.
Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association...this site maintains current information about thyroid cancer and support services available to people at any stage of testing, treatment, or lifelong monitoring for thyroid cancer, as well as their caregivers.
WebWhispers was started in 1996 for those who had questions about larynx cancer treatments, surgery, recovery, and what life is like after laryngectomy surgery.
AMEDEO has been created to serve the needs of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, other members of the health professions, and patients and their friends. They can easily access timely, relevant information within their respective fields.
Head and neck cancers are malignancies arising in the upper aerodigestive tract (this includes: lip, tongue, salivary glands, mouth, oropharynx, nasopharynx, hypopharynx, nasal cavity, and larynx). Laryngeal cancer is the most frequent type, accounting for about a quarter of head and neck cancers
The Head and Neck and Thyroid Cancer Institute of Beth Israel in New York, New York, collaborates with The Institute for Reconstruction Sciences in Medicine in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the University of Turku and Turku University Hospital in Finland, and the University Medical Center Freiburg, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Freiburg, Germany, by gathering data to improve patient diagnosis, treatment and care.
Information on cancers of the head and neck, including how they are diagnosed, treatments you might have, possible side effects and how to get further support.
Head and neck cancers account for approximately 3 to 5 percent of all cancers in the United States. These cancers are more common in men and in people over age 50.
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering's comprehensive Head and Neck Disease Management Team is a world leader in treatment and post-treatment services, in basic science and clinical research, and in the training of the next generation of specialists devoted to these diseases.
Information about head & neck cancer treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and vaccine therapy
The most common type of cancer in the head and neck is squamous cell carcinoma, which arises in the cells that line the inside of the nose, mouth and throat. Other less common types of head and neck cancers include salivary gland tumors, lymphomas and sarcomas.