Oral pharyngeal cancer prevention and early detection. Dentists' opinions and practices.

@article{Horowitz2000OralPC,
  title={Oral pharyngeal cancer prevention and early detection. Dentists' opinions and practices.},
  author={Alice M. Horowitz and Thomas F. Drury and H Stewart Goodman and Janet A Yellowitz},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={131 4},
  pages={453-62}
}
BACKGROUND The five-year survival rate for patients in the United States diagnosed with oral pharyngeal cancer is 52 percent, which suggests that these cancers are diagnosed at late stages. The authors conducted this study to determine U.S. dentists' opinions and practices regarding oral cancer prevention and early detection. METHODS The authors mailed a pretested survey to 7,000 randomly selected general practitioners. A total of 3,200 dentists provided information on how they conduct oral… CONTINUE READING

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