Detecting, diagnosing, and preventing oral cancer.

  title={Detecting, diagnosing, and preventing oral cancer.},
  author={Diane C Shugars and Lauren L. Patton},
  journal={The Nurse practitioner},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={105, 109-10, 113-5 passim}
Unlike many other malignancies, cancers of the mouth and surrounding tissues continue to cause considerable mortality and morbidity in this country. Therefore, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with oral cancer must be a high priority for all health care providers. This review is aimed at heightening the awareness of clinicians to the early signs and symptoms of oral cancer. Recognition of early lesions is crucial for improved long-term patient survival. Factors such as… CONTINUE READING

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