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Re: [MOL] Oral care and cancer



Dear Joicy,

Another good message. Thank you

God Bless
marty

Becker, Joicy wrote:
> 
> Thought this might be of interest...love, joicy
> 
> Campaign Targets Oral Complications Of Cancer Treatment
>     [01/28/99; Eureka News Service]
> 
> Most cancer patients don't know that visiting a dentist can make
> a difference in their cancer treatment.  A new health awareness
> campaign from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial
> Research (NIDCR) explains how proper oral care can prevent or
> minimize painful complications in the mouth that affect up to
> one-third of patients undergoing treatment for cancer.
> 
> Of the 1.2 million Americans diagnosed with cancer each year,
> approximately 400,000 will develop oral complications from their
> treatments.  Many patients, dentists, and oncologists, however,
> are unaware of the right steps to take to prevent or manage these
> potentially serious problems.
> 
> Oral Health, Cancer Care and You:  Fitting the Pieces Together
> informs health care providers and patients about what they can
> do to reduce the risk and impact of oral complications.  Health
> writers are invited to attend a briefing and luncheon to launch
> the campaign on January 27, 1999, from 122 p.m. at the National
> Press Club in Washington, DC.
> 
> The full article can be found at:
> 
> http://www.eurekalert.org/releases/nihnidr-cto012199.html
> 
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