Does a reconstruction plate used for jaw fixation become radioactive after the patient goes through radiation therapy on the head and neck? If yes, does it affect other family members?


There are types of Reconstructions in head and neck cancers. Also the timing of reconstruction is necessary keeping in mind the therapy that soon follows such reconstructions. what one needs to know?

“I’m sorry, you have cancer” from Doctors to the patients this Ted talk explains biases we all face daily in clinics

There are many reasons to hope, 15 million in fact, the number of those cancer survivors. Says Rick Boulay.

Dr Kabat- On Patient Adherence to Cancer Prevention Guidelines-But adhering to the guidelines was not always associated with lower risk!

Geoffrey Kabat, PhD, MS

Today we are speaking with Geoffrey Kabat, PhD, MS, a cancer epidemiologist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. Dr. Kabat and colleagues are the authors of a recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that examined adherence to the American Cancer Society’s cancer prevention guidelines in relation to risk of cancer, cancer mortality, and total mortality. 

incunabula- the earliest stages or first traces of anything.

In its early stages, cancer may have no symptoms, but eventually a malignant tumor will grow large enough to be detected.

As it continues to grow, it may press on nerves and produce pain, penetrate blood vessels and cause bleeding, or interfere with the function of a body organ or system.

The Seven Warning Signs of Cancer

The American Cancer Society uses the word C-A-U-T-I-O-N to help recognize the seven early signs of cancer:

Change in bowel or bladder habits

A sore that does not heal

Unusual bleeding or discharge

Thickening or lump in the breast, testicles, or elsewhere

Indigestion or difficulty swallowing

Obvious change in the size, color, shape, or thickness of a wart, mole, or mouth sore

Nagging cough or hoarseness

Head and Neck Cancer Update: Those who are married are less likely to present with metastatic (Cancer Spread) disease.

Head and NeckCancer 2014. © 2014 American Cancer Society. BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to examine the effects of marital status on stage at presentation, receipt of treatment, and survival in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC).

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