Oral Cancer: Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment

Authors: Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, Kunnambath Ramadas, Hemantha Amarasinghe, Sujha Subramanian, Newell Johnson


The major causes of oral cancer include tobacco use, areca nut chewing and heavy alcohol drinking; avoiding these can prevent the disease. Preceded by precancerous lesions, early oral cancers present as small painless ulcers or growths that can be detected, by careful physical examination, and effectively treated. Prevention, early detection and treatment are effective interventions to reduce the worldwide burden of oral cancer.




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