Dental and Medical Problems

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Dental and Medical Problems

2017, vol. 54, nr 1, January-March, p. 85–89

doi: 10.17219/dmp/67499

Publication type: clinical case

Language: English

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Clinical aspects of oral cancer: A case report series

Kliniczne uwarunkowania raka jamy ustnej – opis przypadków

Suwarna Dangore-Khasbage1,A,B,D

1 Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi, India


Oral cancer is the sixth-most common cancer globally; nevertheless, there is a wide geographical variation in its incidence all over the world. In India, it accounts for about 30% of all new cases annually and the gingival-buccal complex (alveolar ridge, gingival-buccal sulcus, buccal mucosa) forms the most common subsite for cancer of the oral cavity, in contrast to cancer of the tongue that is more common in the Western world. There is a trend towards increasing incidence and delayed presentation of oral cancer as approximately 50% of patients present at stage III or IV. Although, oral cancer is a disease of the older age groups, many patients contract it at an early age (< 40 years of age), especially in high incidence countries such as India where the lower socioeconomic strata of society plays a vital role. Despite improvement in diagnostic and management techniques, the age-standardized mortality rates in oral cancer are constant, which is attributable to a failure to detect potentially malignant lesions and early stage oral cancer which precludes successful treatment. This article describes three cases of oral squamous cell carcinoma occurring at an early age, with more emphasis on the clinical aspects of squamous cell carcinoma and measures for the prevention and early detection of oral cancer.

Key words

tobacco, squamous cell carcinoma, oral cancer

Słowa kluczowe

tytoń, rak płaskonabłonkowy, rak jamy ustnej

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