Tag: papillomatosis

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 [...]


Category: Papillomatosis, Voice problem

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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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Category: Papillomatosis, Voice problem

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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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Category: Papillomatosis, St. Michael's Hospital Voice Chair, Voice problem

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