Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: No Effect on Squamous Cell Cancer Growth

Can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) cause squamous cell cancer cells in the oral cavity or orapahrynx to run rampant? I met one survivor who believes HBOT caused her recurrence. When I was asked by another survivor if she should consider HBOT for radiation fibrosis, I figured I better ask an expert. This study suggests that supplying extra oxygen has no effect on squamous cell …

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Dental Implants: An Accidental Discovery

Dr. Branemark, an orthopedic surgeon and research professor, was studying how blood flow affects bone healing and implanted titanium into the feet of rabbits. When he discovered he couldn’t remove the titanium because it integrated with the bone, he realized titanium could anchor artificial teeth. This accidental discovery took years to market because it was the belief that anything foreign …

Take Control of Cancer: Don’t let cancer control YOU

Dear Eva, I had massive surgery to remove tumor in lower jaw & cheek followed by 30 radiation treatments which near killed me. I now suffer badly from side effects & nearly everything I eat gives a burning in the mouth. Just smelling some spices makes me burn & break out in massive sweat. Is there anything I can do to …

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Oral Cancer: Legal Euthanasia Case

Oral Cancer

I remember when my Grandma Doris at the age of 90 said to me, ‘My friends are all dead. I am tired of living and I don’t want to ever live in a nursing home. I’m ready to die.’ But there was nothing our family could do to honor her request. She lived until just after her 100th birthday and …

A Second Opinion for Oral Cancer Treatment

Once diagnosed with oral cancer, every survivor needs to obtain a second opinion about treatment options. Surgery and radiation with no chemo? Chemo and radiation with no surgery? How invasive is the surgery? How targeted is the radiation? How much chemotherapy?  Hopefully, both opinion one seeks will be about the same. Then the choice becomes about which doctor the patient …