An overview of epidemiology and common risk factors for oral squamous cell carcinoma.

@article{McDowell2006AnOO,
  title={An overview of epidemiology and common risk factors for oral squamous cell carcinoma.},
  author={John D McDowell},
  journal={Otolaryngologic clinics of North America},
  year={2006},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={277-94}
}
Understanding the epidemiologic picture and the risk factors for oral cancer can help identify and treat patients at risk for oral cancers. Early diagnosis of an oral cancer continues to be important to achieving a favorable prognosis. Absent a diagnosis of oral/pharyngeal cancer, there clearly can-lot be an effective treatment plan. Discovering a potentially malignant or malignant lesion and through biopsy reaching a diagnosis for the lesion begins by performing an examination with the purpose… CONTINUE READING