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March 13, 2006

Saliva Tests to Detect Oral Cancer and Sjogren's Syndrome

Two devastating diseases, oral cancer and Sjogren's syndrome, may be detected early with saliva tests thanks to new research. At the University of California, researchers have delveloped a "fairly accurate" saliva test to detect the earlier stages of oral cancer. At the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research in Bethesda, Maryland, researchers have developed a saliva test for Sjogren's syndrome. (

July 9, 2005

Saliva Test for Oral Cancer

Oral cancer patients may have increased levels of certain bacteria in their saliva, new research has found, and detecting those bacteria may help diagnose the disease in its earlier and more curable stages. (HealthDay News)

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June 3, 2005

Mouth Check Could Reduce Oral Cancer Deaths

A simple inspection of the mouth by trained healthcare workers could reduce oral cancer deaths worldwide by at least 37,000 annually, findings from a study conducted in India suggest. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

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April 20, 2005

NSAIDs Cut Risk of Oral Cancer Among Smokers

People who chose to light up cigarettes may want to take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin or ibuprofen as well, according to research reported here at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research today. (Medical News Today)

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August 9, 2004

Tooth Whiteners May Cause Oral Cancer

Do tooth-whitening products lead to oral cancer? New research suggests that it's certainly possible and a question that's worth further investigation. (WebMD)

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