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American Cancer Society Releases Head and Neck Survivorship Guideline

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Dr. William B. Clark is an experienced surgeon and owner of ENT Associates of Northwest Florida, an ear, nose, and throat clinic located in Pensacola. William B. Clark, who specializes the head and neck, is also a supporter of the American Cancer Society.

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American Cancer Society Releases Head and Neck Survivorship Guideline

  1. 1. AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELEASES HEAD AND NECK SURVIVORSHIP GUIDELINE Dr. William B. Clark
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION  Dr. William B. Clark is an experienced surgeon and owner of ENT Associates of Northwest Florida, an ear, nose, and throat clinic located in Pensacola. William B. Clark, who specializes the head and neck, is also a supporter of the American Cancer Society. This year, the American Cancer Society released a Head and Neck Survivorship Guideline to help patients with head and neck cancers and their physicians best work towards their long term treatment. Cancer can appear in many places in the head and neck, but the report specifically focuses on cancers of the oral cavity, such as the tongue, the lip, the throat, and the larynx. The guideline, published in the March 2016 issue of CA: A Cancer Journal for Physicians, provides detailed recommendations for testing for cancer recurrence, making healthy lifestyle changes, coordinating care with providers and specialists, and managing the side effects of treatment.
  3. 3. AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY  Up to 75 percent of head and neck cancers can be attributed to smoking and alcohol consumption. HPV (human papillomavirus) infections may account for cancers of the oropharynx. Changing lifestyle factors such as diet, substance abuse issues, and protection from HPV, can help prevent cancer from arising or recurring. As cancer treatments improve, there are more and more survivors of cancer living in the United States today, including an estimated 436,060 from head and neck cancers. These survivors need to address long term care issues as they age and ensure they are getting the targeted care they need in order to continue to be healthy and thrive after cancer.

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