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News From SPOHNC, is a newsletter for cancer survivors, family, friends and health professionals.  Timely articles help to increase awareness of the many ongoing issues related to oral and head and neck cancer while offering information, support and encouragement.

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Diagnosis and Management of Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

  • An Approach to Parotid Tumors
    - Andrew C. Urquhart, FACS, September 2012
  • A Novel Imaging Technology to Study Lymphedema in Head and Neck Cancer Patients May Improve Quality of Life for Survivors
    - Ronald J. Karni, MD, November 2013
  • Aerosmith Star: Saving Voices With Lasers
    - Steven Zeitels, MD, FACS, May 2012
  • Dysphagia
    - Peter C. Belafsky, MD, PhD, MPH, November 2012.
  • Fitting Treatment to Match the Patient Developing Biomarkers For Head and Neck Cancer
    - David L. Schwartz, MD, November 2011.
  • Human Papillomavirus and Oropharyngeal Cancer: The Past, the Present and the Future
    – Marshall Posner, MD, April 2014
  • Improved Treatments for Head and Neck Cancer and Quality of Life
    - Theresa Tran, MD, Mark Persky, MD, February 2010.
  • Innovations In Head and Neck – Two Decades, A Perspective
    - Dennis H. Kraus, MD, February 2013
  • Robotic Surgery for the Management of Select Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
    - Umamaheswar Duvvuri MD, PhD, October 2012.
  • Personalizing the Approach to Cancer Treatment
    - David Sidransky, MD, February 2011.
  • Reconstruction of the Jaw Affected by Osteoradionecrosis - Parul Sinha, M.B.B.S., M.S., John W. Werning, M.D., D.M.D, September 2010.
  • Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Options and Management Strategies - Louis B. Harrison, MD, FASTRO, May 2010.
  • Surgeons Use Da Vinci Robot To Remove Cancers Of The Palate, Tongue, And Tonsils - November 2010.
  • The Role of Neck Dissection in the Management of Cancer of the Head and Neck
    - Eugene Myers, MD, FACS, FRCS Edin (Hon), May 2013
  • Thyroid Cancer
    - Sumeet M. Anand M.D., Mark L. Urken M.D., March 2012.
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Therapies

  • Advanced Radiation Therapy Techniques For Head And Neck Cancer
    - Swapna Manoj, M.S., M.D., Loren K. Mell, M.D., April 2010.
  • Robotic Surgery for the Management of Select Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
    - Umamaheswar Duvvuri MD, PhD, October 2012.
  • The Promise and Potential of Proton Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer
    – Mark V. Mishra, MD and Katja Langen, PhD, March 2014
  • The Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Head and Neck Cancer Patients
    – Ziad K. Mirza, MD, CPE, CMD, FACP, MBA, ABIM, ABPM/UHM, October 2014

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Emotional Support

  • Coping with Body Image Changes-
    Michelle Cororve Fingeret, PhD, March 2011.
  • Depression Among Survivors of Head and Neck Cancer
    – Allen M. Chen, MD, February 2014
  • Fostering Joy and Calm This Holiday Season
    - Holly Whiteside
    December 2012
  • Pain Management for Patients with Head and Neck Cancers
    - Roma Tickoo, M.D., MPH, May 2011.
  • Support Goes A Long Way
    - Karrie Zampini Robinson, LCSW, December 2013.
  • The Season of Spirituality
    – Reverend Sue Wintz,  December 2014
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Insurance Issues

Nutrition

Oral Care

  • Dental Oncology: Why Oral Health Matters in the Treatment of Oral and Head and Neck Cancer
    - Dennis Abbott, DDS, April 2013.
  • Osteoradionecrosis of the Jaw
    – John E. Fantasia, DDS and Jed Pollack, MD, May 2014
  • The Restoration of Patients with Head and Neck Cancer: A Prosthodontist’s Perspective
    - Mauricio Lavie DMD, MSD, February 2012.

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Rehabilitation

  • Adherence to Swallowing Exercises in the Prevention of Radiation-Induced Dysphagia
    – Eileen Shinn, PhD, September 2014
  • An Introduction to Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship
    - Sewanti Limaye, MD, October 2011
  • Dysphagia
    - Peter C. Belafsky, MD, PhD, MPH, November 2012.
  • Facial Paralysis
    - Patrick Byrne, MD, FACS, September 2013.
  • Integrative Oncology – Support For People with Oral. Head and Neck Cancer with Traditional Chinese Medicine
    - Matthew Enright, AP, DOM, March 2013
  • Rehabilitation of Eating and Swallowing After Oral, Head and Neck Cancer
    - Nancy A. Hutchison, MD, March 2010.
  • The Restoration of Patients with Head and Neck Cancer: A Prosthodontist’s Perspective
    - Mauricio Lavie DMD, MSD, February 2012.
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Additional Resources

  • Health Care Advocates and Patient Navigators - Who They Are and What They Do
    - Elisabeth Schuler Russell, September 2011.
  • HPV and Head and Neck Cancer
    - Sara Pai, MD, PhD, FACS April 2012.
  • Oral Cancers Much More Treatable When Caused by Virus
    - Marshall Posner, MD, October 2010.
  • Recent Clinical Trials in Head and Neck Cancer
    - Jed M. Pollack, MD, December 2010.
  • Research to Improve the Lives of People With Oral, Head and Neck Cancer: Highlights from NIH’s National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
    - Geriann Piazza, MA, October 2013.
  • Translational Research in Head and Neck Cancer: Bench-to-Bedside for Personalized Medicine
    - Christine H. Chung, MD, April 2011.

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