Posts Tagged ‘Cancer’

HPV-related oral cancers rise among younger men

April 14, 2008

Hopkins doctor credited with linking tumors and sexually transmitted virus posted on Baltimore Sun By Stephanie Desmon | Sun reporter April 14, 2008     The sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer in women has now been linked to an uptick of throat, tonsil and tongue cancers – in a younger and healthier group of patients than doctors have ever seen before.     These head and neck cancers were once the scourge of older men – mostly the result of lifetimes of heavy smoking and drinking. The treatments often left victims disfigured.     But with those cases on the decline, doctors are seeing a new group of victims. They’re men in their 40s, and even 30s, whose cancer is brought on by the increasingly common human papillomavirus (HPV). It’s an infection that more than half of Americans will encounter during their lifetimes. And researchers now believe that the increase in certain oral cancers can be traced to the spread of the virus through oral sex.  Read moreImage information. Read related post.

Poll: Americans Prefer Energy Fix to Cancer Cure

April 4, 2008

by Kenny Luna, North Babylon, NY 04. 3.08 on Tree Hugger
A nationwide survey of nearly 700 people suggests Americans would prefer that more money be invested in technology to solve our energy problems than to cure cancer or other diseases. In fact, roughly 37 percent of respondents said they would rank spending to raise energy efficiency and develop alternative fuel technology a top priority for future investment compared to just 30 percent who ranked more cash for breakthroughs on problems such as cancer as being most important.    Read more: Poll: Americans Prefer Energy Fix to Cancer Cure