Identification of risk groups for oral precancer and cancer and preventive measures

  title={Identification of risk groups for oral precancer and cancer and preventive measures},
  author={Peter A. Reichart},
  journal={Clinical Oral Investigations},
Oral squamous cell carcinoma is one of the ten most common cancers of the body. Prevalence of oral cancer increases with age and is more common in men. In recent years a rise in incidence and prevalence of oral cancer among younger persons has been described. The prevalence of oral leukoplakia differs worldwide. In a recent German study the prevalence for men was 2.3%, for women 0.9%. Tobacco and alcohol remain the primary factors in the etiology of oral cancer and precancer. Dietary factors… CONTINUE READING
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