Tag: Prevention

A Cancer Researcher’s Thoughts on HPV Vaccination

I have some excellent news to share. The FDA recently approved Gardasil 9, Merck’s HPV vaccine, for the prevention of head and neck cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). In the US, this particular cancer is the most prevalent type of the six different cancers caused by HPV. There are about 13,500 new cases.


Respiratory Infection Prevention for Laryngectomees

By: Itzhak Brook, M.D. MSc., HNCA Board Member, HNCA Ambassador, Throat Cancer Survivor and Laryngectomee Laryngectomees are more susceptible to respiratory infection because the air they inhale is not filtered by passing through the nose. Consequently, they are at increased risk of inhaling respiratory pathogens (viruses, bacteria, and fungi) directly into their lungs. Therefore, laryngectomees.


Sentara RMH — Free Screening — Harrisonburg, VA

Have you noticed a red or white spot in your mouth that doesn’t heal or that has increased in size? Sentara RMH is offering an oral screening on November 7 at the Hahn Cancer Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Screening is a quick, painless 10 minutes, so Open Up and Say Ahh! Early detection is key.


The University of Virginia/Abingdon Ear Nose and Throat Associates — Free Screening — Abingdon, VA

The University of Virginia, partnering with Abingdon Ear Nose and Throat Associates, will be hosting a head and neck cancer screening event at the offices of Abingdon Ear Nose and Throat Associates in Abingdon, VA. All services, provided free of charge, include: – Oral cavity examinations – Laryngoscopic examinations – Smoking cessation counseling – HPV.


UNC Lenoir Healthcare Head and Neck Cancer Screening

Free Head and neck cancer screening by an ENT doctor. Also will have health information regarding Head and Neck cancer, smoking cessation, HPV education and other related topics.


Hospital Regional de Ushuaia — Free Screening — Tierra de Fuego, Argentina

a week of screening where every one could go to an appointment without previos turn.


HNCA South Carolina Chapter’s Booth with a Cause — Greenville, SC Farmer’s Market

The SC Chapter of the HNCA will provide free oral cancer screenings at the Greenville, SC farmer’s market (TD Saturday Market).


Karmanos Cancer Institute, McLaren Bay Region Campus — Free Screening — Bay City, MI

Screenings and early detection save lives…join us for this free event!


Yale New Haven Health/Smilow Cancer Hospital — Free Screening — New Haven, CT

Sign up for a FREE 5-minute check- up from the neck up! Is it just a sore throat? A persistent hoarse raspiness? A mouth sore that just won’t heal? More than 50,000 people are diagnosed with an oral, head and neck cancer in the U.S. annually. Why take a chance? Common Risk Factors: – Smoking/use.


Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital – Webber Cancer Center — Free Screening — Warren, MI

Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital is offering FREE head and neck cancer screenings to the community. The screenings will include an exam of the face, oral cavity and throat as well as the cervical lymph nodes, thyroid and salivary glands. Head and neck cancer specialists will be available to conduct the screenings. Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital is located.


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There is no one right way to have Stage 4 cancer. Everyone who hears that terrible news needs to face the music in their own way, by taking stock of their strongest personal characteristics and trusting in them.Mike Metzler
Stage IV Mucoepidermoidal Tongue Cancer


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