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New optimised precision radiotherapy can reduce swallowing difficulties for head and neck cancer patients

A new optimised intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) pioneered at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Institute of Cancer Research, has been shown to spare head and neck cancer patients’ adverse life-long side effects post treatment. Read the full article from The Institute of Cancer Research here. https://www.icr.ac.uk/news-archive/asco-2020-new-optimised-precision-radiotherapy-can-reduce-swallowing-difficulties-for-head-and-neck-cancer-patients

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Update from Dr Elaine Emmerson, on her long term research aiming to restore salivary gland function and bring relief to sufferers of ‘dry mouth’

Radiotherapy is a life-saving treatment for those with cancer and the majority of those with head and neck cancer will receive radiotherapy. Although radiotherapy mostly succeeds in treating the cancer, a severe side-effect is damage to healthy tissue. Cells which produce saliva can be destroyed, leading to chronic dry mouth (termed xerostomia), resulting in many

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Coronavirus and throat cancer – looking after your mental health

It can be difficult for those living with throat cancer to remain positive while there is uncertainty surrounding coronavirus. Whether it’s conflicting media reports, ever changing medical advice or simply concerns over what impact COVID-19 could have on loved ones, this may also be taking its toll on your mental health. Being concerned about the

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Throat Cancer Foundation chief executive warns of devastating impact the coronavirus could have on charities across the country

The chief executive of national organisation the Throat Cancer Foundation has spoken about the devastating impact the coronavirus will have on charities across the nation. Non profit organisations could lose millions of pounds in fundraising if the coronavirus, known as COVID-19 stops events like the London Marathon, as the pandemic threatens to impact the global economy.

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Throat Cancer Foundation launches nationwide campaign to stop the stigma surrounding HPV related throat cancers

The Throat Cancer Foundation has launched a new, nationwide campaign aimed at tackling the stigma of people living with HPV-related throat cancer.  No More HPV Stigma will focus on bringing together medical professionals and people who have lived with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) linked head and neck cancers to facilitate an open dialogue about changes that

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Myths about HPV that MUST be busted

The Throat Cancer Foundation has published a series of myths about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) on World Cancer Day. The Foundation’s aim is to tackle misconceptions about HPV-related throat cancers, after winning a nationwide campaign to have boys vaccinated against HPV in 2018. Extending the equitable vaccination programme allowed around 400,000 teenage boys a year

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Why so many with throat cancer dread Christmas

‘Eat, drink and be merry,’ is the commandment that most people live by when it comes to Christmas. However, for those living with throat cancer, it can be the most dreaded time of the year as what we all take for granted, such as eating and drinking at social events, has been cruelly taken away

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