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7 Key Questions to Ask Your Oncologist

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cancer treatments, cervical cancer, colon cancer, gynecological cancer, head and neck cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, oral cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, rectal cancer, skin cancer, testicular cancer, throat cancer, uterine cancer

What have you wondered about, but were afraid to ask your oncologist? What might you just not think to ask? Get an oncologist’s advice about what questions you should ask your doctor before cancer treatment begins.

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Don’t Ignore That Painful Mouth Sore (Video)

Tags: head and neck cancer, mouth sores, oral cancer, oral health, tobacco

If you have a bleeding mouth sore or pain that lingers, don’t ignore it. It's probably nothing, but you want to get it checked out. In some cases, prolonged irritation ends up being squamous cell cancer.

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Restoring Circulation to Your Carotid Artery: 2 Options

Tags: carotid artery disease, carotid endarterectomy, carotid stent, head and neck cancer, stents

If your doctor recommends a procedure to restore circulation to a carotid artery (or what is called “revascularization”), you need to know about two options: carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting.

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New Approach to Brain Tumors: Cut the Motor

Tags: brain, brain health, brain tumor, head and neck cancer, neurology

New evidence shows that molecular “motors” propel the spread of a common and fast-moving type of brain tumor. Now researchers aim to switch off the motors to stop these deadly tumors in their tracks.

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Technology ‘Paints’ Tumors With Radiation

Tags: cancer, head and neck cancer, image guided radiation therapy IGRT, Intensity modulated radiation therapy IMRT, medical innovations, radiation therapy

Oncologist John Greskovich, Jr., MD, talks about exciting radiation technology that targets head and neck cancers with unprecedented precision.

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Head and Neck Cancers: Truth Exposed

Tags: cancer, head and neck cancer, HPV, smoking

In honor of National Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (April 14-20), we put together 4 myths about these less understood types of cancers to help reduce your risk.