Wednesday Weekly 4 July 2018

Three articles from the Head and Neck Cancer news from around the world. 


STV presenter David Cowan opens up about cancer battle after getting all-clear

Two weeks ago, TV journalist David Cowan had one of the best meals of his life – fish and chips – to celebrate the all-clear from cancer.

During treatment to tackle the disease in his tonsils, he was fed through a tube and radiation robbed him of taste.

Food became the stuff of fantasy.

David said: “I always said, if I was going to get shot at dawn tomorrow, my last meal would be a fish supper. All the way through treatment, that’s what I thought about. Read more....


WENY News - Hospital gives people the chance to try out surgical robot
"With the robot, we have magnification, we have the ability to control very steadily all tissue plains," said otolaryngology/head and neck cancer ...

     SAYRE, PA (WENY) -- The Di Vinci surgical robot was on display Thursday at Guthrie for people to try their hand at the machine and talk to the surgeons who use it on a daily basis.

    "In particular, we utilize the Di Vinci system for the treatment of rectal cancer and colon cancer," said Guthrie colorectal surgeon, Michael Barrett, MD. "The system provides us a great deal of capability as far as visualization and maneuverability of our instruments. It certainly has been shown to give excellent results for colon and rectal cancer."


Opinion: Surviving cancer after you've survived cancer

It's also heartening to see survivorship practitioners and programs emerging at other cancer centers. Programs like this are highly personalized from ...

It’s your last day of chemo. Surrounded by nurses, you ring a celebratory bell. What a great moment.

A few weeks later, you get a scan and your oncologist’s all-clear: No signs of cancer; see you in six months. It’s time to get back to life as you love it. Nothing could be better.

Anyone who has dealt with cancer will probably tell you this isn’t exactly the experience of a cancer survivor. Certainly, these milestones bring celebration and relief. But there is also a great deal of anxiety, fear and loneliness when you find yourself suddenly no longer under the intense care from the team that saved your life. While friends are happy for you, you feel in limbo. You’re no longer a cancer patient, but you still need specialized care due to the impact of treatment on your body. Read more....

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