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Cancer Survivors Not Seeking Help for Depression
Long-term treatment can affect how cancer survivors manage in the world. The fancy phrase for this is “psychosocial functioning.”  A recent study looked at how head and neck cancer survivors get along after treatment.
Single Guys and Smokers Going Viral
Viruses are interesting bugs. Just because you catch one doesn’t mean it will make you sick. That said, being infected with a virus many times can lead to health issues. And for one virus, that issue could be cancer.
Sign of Throat Cancer Risk Down the Road
A virus that’s been linked with cervical cancer is now known to be involved in a number of other cancers. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a major risk factor for oral cancers.
Partners of Oral Cancer Patients Can Sigh
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is one nasty bug. It’s a sexually transmitted virus that’s linked to a variety of cancers, including cancer of the throat. Does this cancer diagnosis endanger patients' partners?
More Advanced Cancer in Medicaid Patients
Rates of cancers that develop in the head and neck are growing in the United States and around the world. In part, this increase can be blamed on the human papillomavirus.
Better to Toss the Tonsils First
Tonsils are located on either side of the back of throat. They are part of the immune system, but not critical for good health. Today, cancers found in the tonsils are the most common type of head and neck cancer.
An Oral Argument About Cancer Screening
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently tackled the issues of when to screen for prostate and breast cancers. The government-backed agency is now saying there's not enough evidence to recommend or reject oral cancer screening.
Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies of Cancer
One day after announcing that his cancer had returned, Roger Ebert has died. The  veteran film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times had battled thyroid and salivary gland cancer for years. He was 70 years old.
HPV: Helping Instead of Hurting
Nobody wants to have the HPV virus. It’s been linked to a number of different cancers, including those of the cervix and head and neck. Strangely, though, it may benefit a group of cancer patients.
Combination Therapy Doesn’t Unlock Progress
If one cancer therapy doesn't work well, the conventional wisdom is to intensify the treatment. But adding more medications to the mix doesn't always work.