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50 Facts about Oral, Head and Neck Cancer

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer most commonly refers to squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue, throat, and voice box. However, often, head and neck cancer also refers to other types of cancer that arises in the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, thyroid glands, salivary glands, throat, or voice box. HPV or human papillomavirus appears to be responsible for the rise in cancers of the oropharynx (tonsil and base of tongue) in younger nonsmokers and is related to oral sex. Tobacco and alcohol use are the leading causes of mouth and voice box cancers. Cancers of the head and [...]

2018-04-23T22:36:37-05:00August 18th, 2015|Resources|Comments Off on 50 Facts about Oral, Head and Neck Cancer

Cancer Patients Have New Resource For Financial Support

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (August 4, 2014) A local foundation that will provide financial support to head and neck cancer patients has received its nonprofit status, and also hired its first executive director. The HNC Living Foundation will provide financial aid for head and neck cancer patients during or after treatment to help improve their recovery and quality of life. HNC Living Foundation is the brainchild of Teresa and Tom Walsh, co-owners of Lenexa-based Silpada Designs. In 2013, Teresa was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in her jawbone and underwent treatment at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Throughout [...]

2018-04-26T18:38:52-05:00August 4th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Cancer Patients Have New Resource For Financial Support
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