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Oral cancer patients are at risk of dental complications

Oral cancer patients are at risk of dental complications

According to the American Cancer Society approximately 35,310 new cases of cancer of the oral cavity and neck and throat (oropharyngeal) will be diagnosed only in the United States in 2008. It is estimated that 7,590 people will die of these cancers by the end of this year. Oral cavity cancers most commonly occur on the tongue, floor of the mouth, lips and minor salivary glands. The most common treatment options for people with oral and oropharyngeal cancers are surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and newer target therapies.

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HPV vaccine for boys begins to be distributed by SUS

HPV vaccine for boys begins to be distributed by SUS

From this Monday, January 2, 2017, the Ministry of Health will offer the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) for children 12 or 13 years old. . The vaccine will be part of the National Vaccination Calendar of the Unified Health System (SUS). The age range will be gradually increased until 2020, when the vaccine will be available for children aged 9 to 13 years.

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Leg pain can be a heart attack?

Leg pain can be a heart attack?

A common complaint in my office is leg pain. Many people of all ages complain about this and the biggest concern is whether it is something serious. Leg pains can come from any of the structures present in them (muscles, bones, joints, nerves and blood vessels) or referred to in that pain is born from another location, but since it is a common nerve, the sensation is displaced, such as sciatic nerve pain or radiculopathies, as in lumbar hernias.

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