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April is Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month

April is Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month

April 1, 2017 - Dr. Sachin - Cancerindia

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April is Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month

Based on the American Academy of Otolaryngology, 550, 000 individuals are clinically determined to have these Head & Neck Cancer yearly worldwide.

Head & Neck Cancer Prevention Tips

Important Tips for Prevention:

  • Don’t smoke or use other tobacco products.
  • Don’t consume alcohol frequently or heavily.
  • Limit sun coverage. Use sunscreen and lips balm with strong SPF factor.
  • Decrease your risk of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection – a very common intimately transmitted infection – by limiting the number of sexual partners. Note that by using a condom cannot completely protect you from the virus during sex.
  • Preserve proper care of dentier – removable replacements for missing teeth and encircling tissues. Poorly kept dentier can trap cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco companies alcoholic beverages. To ensure a proper fit, have your dentier checked by a dental professional every five years. Denture should be removed every night and cleaned and rinsed properly every day.

 

Dr. Sachin - Cancerindia

Dr.Sachin Marda, working as Consultant in Surgical Oncology at Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad. For more info visit @ http://www.cancerindia.co.in

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