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Oral Cancer

  • By: Justina Kennedy
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Squamous cell carcinoma is an epithelium-derived tumor with an incidence of around 36,000 cases per year. Six thousand to 7,000 cases (usually intraoral) lead to painful death due to constriction of airway.

Tobacco use has proven to be the leading factor and carcinogen in oral ...

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