Although patient selection is critical, TORS offers a minimally invasive option to access oropharyngeal tumors through the mouth.
Despite having a safe and effective vaccine that prevents HPV-related cancers, widespread vaccination remains a challenge in the U.S. In this article, Pelin Batur, MD, shares her approach to optimizing clinician-patient communication about the HPV vaccine.
Pelin Batur, MD, Ob/Gyn and Women’s Health Specialist at Cleveland Clinic, reviews cervical screening methods and appropriate follow-up protocol for abnormal results.
Women’s health specialist Pelin Batur, MD, differentiates between three screening algorithms for cervical cancer and shares tips about how to counsel patients about the HPV vaccine.
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HPV vaccination can prevent 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of genital warts. Pelin Batur, MD, discusses the latest vaccination timeline and dosing guidelines.
A review of deintensification trials in the treatment of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer finds no role for deviating from standards of adjuvant care outside clinical trials, though surgical deintensification via transoral robotic surgery may help reduce treatment-related morbidity.
Automated visual evaluation of the cervix may help eradicate cervical cancer in low-resource communities.
Brian Mandell, MD, PhD, Editor in Chief of Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine and staff in the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases, reflects on the intricacies of vaccination in the immunosuppressed.
Distant metastases may occur later and in unexpected sites in patients with HPV-positive oral cancer, indicating that new surveillance strategies may be needed. These findings reflect Cleveland Clinic’s experience over 18 years.
Primary care physicians and Ob/Gyn providers are on the front lines of gynecologic cancer detection and have an important role in screening compliance, patient education, early detection and quick referral.