Category: Papillomatosis

Blood test to detect oral cancer

• June 20, 2013 • Comments (0)

More from the Globe and Mail regarding a blood test to detect HPV 16-linked oral cancer.  A new study indicates that a simple blood test, for HPV 16 antibodies, can help doctors detect the disease years before symptoms appear.  The study also highlights that oral cancers are more common in men than women, making a [...]

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Michael Douglas’ throat cancer

• June 16, 2013 • Comments (0)

There’s been a huge media storm over actor Michael Douglas’ statement that the type of throat cancer he had is often caused by HPV, the same virus that causes genital warts and other cancers, such as cervical cancer.  The virus also causes the warts on the vocal cords that can  be effectively treated by the [...]

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Description of laryngeal papillomas

• May 13, 2013 • Comments (0)

Here’s possibly the best description of laryngeal papillomas (warts on the voicebox), which are caused by the HPV virus (the same one which causes cervical cancer in women) and affect roughly 4 children and 2 adults out of every 100,000 people in the US.  The virus recurs, even after treatment, and can cause voice problems or [...]

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St. Mike’s gets new KTP laser!

• May 1, 2013 • Comments (2)

Just saw Dr. Anderson yesterday, and she told me that 2 generous donors just bought St. Mike’s a $50,000 KTP laser.  This will be the second KTP laser in Canada (the other one is in Halifax).   A great tool for the busiest voice clinic in Canada! This equipment allows docs to perform laser surgery in [...]

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KTP laser for vocal fold surgery

• April 7, 2013 • Comments (0)

There is a relatively new technology available for vocal fold surgery, the KTP Aura 532 XP laser, approved for use in Canada in 2011.  It is used for a variety of purposes, including cosmetic, gynelogical, and ear, nose and throat surgeries.  An advantage of this technology over the established CO2 laser is that it can [...]

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