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Oral Pathology

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Oral Cancer Cases to Increase 11 Percent This Year

PHOENIX, Ariozona – Zila, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZILA) noted with dismay that while the American Cancer Society (ACS) celebrated new data with a headline "Cancer Deaths Down for Second Year", the same data showed a marked increase in the number of expected new cases and deaths due to oral cancer.

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‘Mouth Cancer Now Far More Common Than Cervical Cancer’, Warn Experts

WARWICKSHIRE, United Kingdom – Dental experts are urging people to check their mouths for ulcers, lumps and red or white patches, after revealing that new cases of mouth cancer are now far outstripping cervical cancer. Latest figures show that mouth cancer now hits around 4,660 people every year, compared to just 2,799 for cervical cancer – an illness which is far more widely known. The warning comes from leading UK charity, the British Dental Health Foundation.

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Are You At Risk Of Mouth Cancer?

WARWICKSHIRE, United Kingdom – It's Mouth Cancer Awareness Week from November 12-18 and campaign co-ordinator, the British Dental Health Foundation, is urging the public to look out for the vital early symptoms.

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Watch Your Mouth - Lip Cancer Related To Sun Exposure

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Sunburn of the lips may occur in less than 15 minutes as the skin is naturally thin and rarely protected. Although painful at the time, it is the long-term problems of repeated sun exposure that worry Dr. Michele Williams, an oral medicine specialist with the BC Cancer Agency.

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Massachusetts Dental Society Warning Teens on the Dangers of Smokeless Tobacco

SOUTHBOROUGH, Massachusetts – In effort to enhance awareness among teens to the dangers of using smokeless tobacco, the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) has launched a new anti-smokeless tobacco campaign.

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Oral Cancer Topic of Special Pre-Meeting Program at Marquette Dental School

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – More than 2,000 dental professionals, staff and students from the upper Midwest will attend the Wisconsin Dental Associations (WDA) 134th Jewel of the Great Lakes Wisconsin Dental Meeting from April 30 - May 1, 2004 at the Midwest Airlines Center in downtown Milwaukee to learn about the latest in oral health care techniques, products and services.

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Losing ZZZs? Check for signs of sleep apnea

CHICAGO, Illinois – Feeling tired and irritable aren't just signs it's Monday, they could be indicators of sleep apnea. According to the January 2004 issue of AGD Impact, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) monthly newsmagazine, sleep apnea affects more than 12 million Americans.

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Emotional Stress of Anxiety Disorders Contribute to Oral Health Problems

CHICAGO, Illinois – Anxiety disorders, which include phobias, panic attacks, generalized anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), are serious conditions with oral health implications that can be treated with a variety of methods, according to a report published in the November/December 2003 issue of General Dentistry , the clinical, peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

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Canker Sore and Cold Sores Common Complaints of Those Juggling Full Class Loads

CHICAGO, Illinois – Students have a high prevalence of canker sores or cold sores yet the sores seemed to appear less frequently after graduation when stress levels are lower, according to a report that appears in the November/December 2003 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed journal.

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Detecting Diabetes in the Dental Chair

SOUTHBOROUGH, Massachusetts – Diabetes affects nearly 16 million Americans. This year, diabetes will be the cause of approximately 190,000 deaths in the United States and nearly 800,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. According to the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), helping to detect those new cases may come from an unlikely source-your dentist.

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Warning Signs of Diabetes: All In Your Head?

CHICAGO, Illinois – Approximately 17 million Americans have diabetes and according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), one-third of them are unaware they have the disease. This November, during National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and the American Optometric Association (AOA) want to educate consumers, especially those unaware they are at risk, that common warning signs of diabetes could be all in their head-literally. Bad breath, bleeding gums, blurred vision and many other oral or optic ailments can be early indicators of diabetes.

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Early Identification And Biopsy Critical In Case Of Oral Melanoma

October 1, 2003--Early detection, biopsy and close follow-up of any pigmented lesion in the oral cavity may simplify treatment and greatly improve the prognosis for patients with a primary malignant melanoma of the oral mucosa, according to "Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Oral Mucosa," a clinical article appearing in the October, 2003 issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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Dentistry: Fighting Cancer and Its Aftermath

OTTAWA, Ontario – Oral cancer is one of the deadliest forms of this dreaded disease, particularly in the advanced stages. If discovered and addressed promptly, however, outcomes are improved dramatically. Dentists are leaders in the detection and treatment of oral cancers. They also have an important role to play in cancer prevention through tobacco cessation initiatives, and in assisting patients with the potentially devastating oral after-effects of cancer treatment.

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Oral Cancer Screenings Increased Awareness

CHICAGO, Illinois – More than 50 Nashville area residents received a free oral cancer screening from one of more than 20 Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) dentists during an oral cancer screening event. The event helped educate the public and increase consumer awareness of the warning signs of oral cancer and the importance of early detection and prevention.

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Simple leaflet could reduce mouth cancer

LONDON, England – The number of Britons suffering from mouth cancer could be reduced by making the public better informed about the disease. According to research published in the new edition of the British Dental Journal (BDJ), distributing a simple leaflet to patients is an effective way of informing them about the condition. This in turn would lead to symptoms being spotted, and treatment being provided, earlier in the development of the disease.

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Sawing Logs-Safely, Quietly

CHICAGO, Illinois – To more than 30 million Americans, snoring may seem like a relatively harmless, albeit annoying, part of an average night's sleep. In most cases that's all it is-a mild nuisance. But for some, severe snoring can be a symptom of sleep apnea, a more serious sleep disorder, according to an article in the May 2003 issue of AGD Impact, the monthly newsmagazine of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

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Drinking and smoking linked to mouth cancer

LONDON, England – Men who drink and smoke too much are risking mouth cancer, according to new research to be published in the May edition of the British Dental Journal (BDJ). The research, conducted at University College London, shows that men who drink and smoke heavily are putting themselves at greater risk of malignant oral lesions - the sores that can lead to mouth cancer. The research also says that that the risk can be minimised by early detection - something best achieved by dentists checking for lesions as part of regular check ups.

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Heart Disease and Oral Health

CHICAGO, Illinois – Heart disease will claim half a million lives this year. Most adults know heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, however a consumer survey reveals 60 percent don't know that a sore or painful jaw is one warning sign that may indicate an impending heart attack, reports the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

"Educating consumers on the link between oral and overall health, including warning signs in the mouth that may indicate a larger health problem, can help save lives," says E. Mac Edington, DDS, MAGD, ABGD, spokesperson for the AGD.

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At Risk For Diabetes? Check Your Mouth For Clues

CHICAGO, Illinois – Consumer surveys show 75 percent of the general population - including 71 percent of baby boomers - don't know bad breath and bleeding gums are often a strong indicator of diabetes. Dentists are key overall health care partners and can play an important role in the early detection of diabetes, reports the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

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Dental Care Providers More Likely To Detect Early Oral And Oropharyngeal Cancer

CHICAGO, Illinois – An estimated 30,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral and oropharyngeal squamous cancer this year. It will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly one person per hour, 24 hours per day. Despite diagnostic and treatment advances during the last 40 years, the five-year survival rate for these cancers continues to hover around 50%. Early detection remains the single most important contributing factor to a favorable outcome, yet only about 14% of adults report ever having an oral cancer examination, and of these, only 7% of those 40 years and older had the examination during the past year.

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Most Study Participants Not Aware of Oral Cancer Risk Factors, Examinations

CHICAGO, Illinois – Most participants in a large East Coast study demonstrated a lack of knowledge about oral cancer risk factors, awareness of oral cancer examinations and the importance of early detection, according to researchers in this month's Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).

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American Dental Association Awarded $1.2 Million Oral Cancer Grant

CHICAGO, Illinois – The American Dental Association (ADA) announced today it received a grant of $1.2 million from the National Cancer Institute to develop and implement a continuing education program for oral health care professionals in the fight against oral cancer.

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Skin Protein May Help Predict Which Oral Cancers Will Spread

ROSEMONT, Illinois – The search for a reliable way to predict which tumors will spread to lymph nodes in the neck is one of the most crucial scientific quests in oral cancer research. A recent study in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery indicates that formation of keratin-a protein that forms the skin's outer layer-in tumor cells could be an important predictor of metastasis in oral cancer.

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Could The President Still Keep This Secret?

MIAMI, Florida – When White House physician Robert Maitland O'Reilly called on President Grover Cleveland on June 13, 1893, he found a rough spot on the roof of the president's mouth that was diagnosed as oral cancer.

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ADA Encourages Americans To Take Closer Look at Those Small Spots and Sores

CHICAGO, Illinois – The American Dental Association (ADA) has launched a nationwide oral cancer public service campaign, encouraging Americans to take an active role in learning the signs of the disease that kills one American every hour.

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Get the whole tumor the first time

ROSEMONT, Illinois – Some jaw cancer patients could avoid recurrence of cancer and a second round of surgery thanks to a recently developed rapid-turnaround biopsy technique.

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Dental Association President named to Tobacco Advisory Council

OTTAWA, Ontario – The Honourable Allan Rock's announcement today that Canadian Dental Association president, Dr. Burton Conrod, has been appointed to the newly created Ministerial Advisory Council on Tobacco Control came as welcome news.

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