Oral and Head and Neck Cancer 
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 Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

Support for People with {*filter*}and Head and Neck Cancer, (SPOHNC) is a
not-for-profit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of cancer
patients their families and friends.  Information can be found at
www.spohnc.org. or phone 516-759-5333.



Fri, 18 Feb 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Oral and Head and Neck Cancer


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>Support for People with {*filter*}and Head and Neck Cancer, (SPOHNC) is a
>not-for-profit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of cancer
>patients their families and friends.  Information can be found at
>www.spohnc.org. or phone 516-759-5333.

I checked the site, and didn't find an answer to my
question...so I'll ask it here.

The SPOHNC ad was posted in sci.med.dentistry.

The obvious question is:  Why?

Is this some suggestion, that dental x-rays are responsible
for or suspected causes of these sorts of cancer?




Fri, 18 Feb 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

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> >Support for People with {*filter*}and Head and Neck Cancer, (SPOHNC) is a
> >not-for-profit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of cancer
> >patients their families and friends.  Information can be found at
> >www.spohnc.org. or phone 516-759-5333.

> I checked the site, and didn't find an answer to my
> question...so I'll ask it here.

> The SPOHNC ad was posted in sci.med.dentistry.

> The obvious question is:  Why?

> Is this some suggestion, that dental x-rays are responsible
> for or suspected causes of these sorts of cancer?



A more logical reason might be that treatment for {*filter*}and head and neck
cancer very often involves dental work.   If I had {*filter*}and/or head and
neck cancer this is just one of the lists I'd be reading.




Fri, 03 Mar 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

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>> >Support for People with {*filter*}and Head and Neck Cancer, (SPOHNC) is a
[Snip...]
>> Is this some suggestion, that dental x-rays are responsible
>> for or suspected causes of these sorts of cancer?
[Snip...]
>A more logical reason might be that treatment for {*filter*}and head and neck
>cancer very often involves dental work.   If I had {*filter*}and/or head and
>neck cancer this is just one of the lists I'd be reading.

Maybe yes.  Maybe no.

No authorative voice has been heard in this group regarding
the question.

If I recall correctly, radiation can damage the salavary
glands, leading to dry mouth and tooth and gum problems.
Whether it is radiation from dental x-rays or from cancer
treatment...I do not know.

I do recall seeing bald-spots in a 3-4 day beard
growth...along a line where dental x-rays would have been
taken, but haven't thought of it much except to limit as
much as possible, exposure to dental x-rays.  Someone who
shaves daily wouldn't notice anything.

Further, and again from this group, a dentist is supposed to
(or is it that it is suggested that he do so) periodically
perform an exam for {*filter*}cancer...are {*filter*}, tobacco and
playing wind instruments the only causes of {*filter*}cancer?

  Mark    Gosh...some of these Montanans really like to cheat....



Sat, 04 Mar 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

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> >> >Support for People with {*filter*}and Head and Neck Cancer, (SPOHNC) is a
> [Snip...]
> >> Is this some suggestion, that dental x-rays are responsible
> >> for or suspected causes of these sorts of cancer?
> [Snip...]
> >A more logical reason might be that treatment for {*filter*}and head and neck
> >cancer very often involves dental work.   If I had {*filter*}and/or head and
> >neck cancer this is just one of the lists I'd be reading.

> Maybe yes.  Maybe no.

> No authorative voice has been heard in this group regarding
> the question.

> If I recall correctly, radiation can damage the salavary
> glands, leading to dry mouth and tooth and gum problems.
> Whether it is radiation from dental x-rays or from cancer
> treatment...I do not know.

> I do recall seeing bald-spots in a 3-4 day beard
> growth...along a line where dental x-rays would have been
> taken, but haven't thought of it much except to limit as
> much as possible, exposure to dental x-rays.  Someone who
> shaves daily wouldn't notice anything.

> Further, and again from this group, a dentist is supposed to
> (or is it that it is suggested that he do so) periodically
> perform an exam for {*filter*}cancer...are {*filter*}, tobacco and
> playing wind instruments the only causes of {*filter*}cancer?

>   Mark    Gosh...some of these Montanans really like to cheat....

When my father has a cancer of the head and neck, he has several wisdom
teeth removed because of the possibility that the radiation treatment
would cause bone damage and/or the jaw to "lock".   It was stated that
handling certain quite possible complications of the radiation treatment
would be vastly easier if the wisdom teeth on that side were not in
place.    (I can give a more accurate account of this after I get his
records shortly)

Any comments?




Fri, 10 Mar 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 
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