Proton therapy treatment for throat cancer

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cnl-proton-throat-cancer-innovative/... Throat cancer is a general term, but it is often used to refer to cancer of the pharynx and larynx. These tumors are becoming more prevalent in young patients due to exposure to human papillomavirus (HPV) through sexual contact. Steven Frank, M.D., medical director for the Proton Therapy Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses how head and neck cancers, primarily throat cancer, can be...

Alarming Increase in Throat Cancer Due to HPV

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Download from iTunes: http://bit.ly/uus4tw The number of new throat cancer cases in the United States has jumped by 125% in the last two decades. The main reason for this alarming increase in throat cancer HPV (Human Papillomavirus), the same virus that causes cervical cancer. Floyd Christopher Holsinger, M.D., Associate Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses this topic as well as other causes, diagnoses, and treatment options for...