Oncology & Cancer

Secondhand smoke appears to heighten risk of oral cancer

People who are exposed to secondhand smoke could have a 51% higher risk of developing oral cancer, suggests a review of existing research published online in the journal Tobacco Control.

Pediatrics

8 things to know about the HPV vaccine

If you have sex now, had sex in the past or will have sex in the future, there's an excellent chance you've had, have or will someday get human papillomavirus (HPV), the sexually transmitted infection that is linked to several ...

Oncology & Cancer

Esophageal cancer patients show abundance of oral pathogens

It is increasingly clear that the trillions of bacteria that make themselves at home in and on the human body are more than just casual observers along for the ride. Gut bacteria in particular have been shown to have an enormous ...

Oncology & Cancer

Oral cancer pain predicts likelihood of cancer spreading

Oral cancer is more likely to spread in patients experiencing high levels of pain, according to a team of researchers at New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry that found genetic and cellular clues as to why metastatic ...

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