Oct 26, 2023
Today on Holistic Dentistry I’m joined by my guest, Dr. Mohammad Kamal, a renowned pathologist, international educator, and CEO and founder of OmniPathology Labs, who’s connecting with dentists to bring more visibility to oral health, specifically throat cancer. In this episode, we talk about Dr. Mohammad’s specialty and type of work, why oropharyngeal cancer is on the rise, and how to increase patient education about HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer.
First, we learn why Dr. Mohammad considers himself in the “business of cancer prevention” as a pathologist. Then, Dr. Mohammad shares why oropharyngeal cancer is on the rise, different types of HPV, and any risk factors from HPV screening. From there, we cover steps to take if you test positive for HPV, and how to perform a self-examination at home. Plus, Dr. Mohammad illustrates why medical technology advances give him hope that HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer will decline, and eventually, disappear.
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(2:46) Why Dr. Mohammad considers himself in the business of cancer prevention
(3:51) An oral pathologist’s specialty and specific type of work
(7:52) Why oropharyngeal cancer is on the rise
(11:35) Different types of HPV and tests taken
(12:53) Risk factors of HPV screening
(16:16) How quickly you receive results from a screening
(16:44) Steps to take if you test positive for HPV
(19:51) Can HPV infection go away on its own?
(24:38) The cost of HPV screening
(27:02) How to increase patient education about HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer
(29:12) Steps for self-examination before seeing a doctor
(34:39) Testing and retesting guidelines
(38:21) How COVID taught us about the value of medical technology
Dr. Mohammad Kamal | Website
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