Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003163
Title: Prevalence of oral cancer among patients using different forms of tobacco - A retrospective study
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of oral cancer among patients who used different forms of tobacco. Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional retrospective study of oral cancer patients who reported during January 2016–October 2018 to private institution. In the department of oral medicine and radiology, trained dental surgeons collect the data using a combination of clinical oral examination and standardized questionnaire. Information on habits and other characteristics of the study participants were acquired using the standardized, interviewer-based questionnaire. Results: This study found that 419 patients have oral lesions and oral cancer. Potentially malignant disorders were found in 3.7% and oral cancer to be 2.1% of the study subjects. In this study, oral submucous fibrosis was found to be most common soft tissue lesion with the prevalence being 0.41%. Stomatitis palatine (0.34%) and leukoplakia (0.30%) were the second and third most common lesions. Majority of the oral cancer was found among people aged from 31 to 60 years. Conclusion: The prevalence of oral cancer was higher among elderly males predominantly with risk habits of betel quid/tobacco chewing and smoking.

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    T. Nandhini, Vivek Narayan

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    Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Vivek Narayan, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Author:

    T. Nandhini, Vivek Narayan

    Title:Prevalence of oral cancer among patients using different forms of tobacco - A retrospective study
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (February)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (488-491)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology: A retrospective study, Oral cancer, Potentially malignant disorders, Premalignant lesions, Premalignant conditions
    Research Materials:Tobacco

Keywords

Oral cancer Potentially malignant disorders Premalignant lesions Premalignant conditions

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