Challenges in Early Diagnosis of Oral Cancer: Cases Series

Sujir, Nanditha and Ahmed, Junaid and Pai, Keerthilatha M and *, Ceena Denny E and Shenoy, Nandita (2019) Challenges in Early Diagnosis of Oral Cancer: Cases Series. Acta Stomatologica Croatica, 53 (2). pp. 174-180. ISSN 00017019

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Oral cancer has an overall survival rate of only 50%. This prognosis is significantly improved when this disease is diagnosed and treated in its early stages. Oral cancer is usually associated with classical clinical features associated with malignancy resulting in accurate diagnosis. However, certain cases of oral cancer, especially in its early stages, can be clinically deceptive and can be misdiagnosed. There is a recent trend of changing demographics and etiology associated with oral cancer adding to the diagnostic challenges faced by the clinician. The awareness of these changing trends is needed to aid in early diagnosis of oral cancer. In this case series, we have presented three cases of patients with challenging aspects.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oral cancer; Cell carcinoma
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2019 10:11
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2019 10:11

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