Oral Cancer- A Real Threat to Society

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Author Details : Pratik Rupakar, Mayur Parmar, Maitri Shah

Volume : 2, Issue : 1, Year : 2016

Article Page : 33-39

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Oral cancers often occurs out of long standing potentially malignant lesions and conditions so called premalignant lesions and conditions. Oral precancer is an intermediate state with increased cancer rate which can be recognized and treated obviously with much better prognosis than a full blown malignancy. Oral cancer risk can be lowered or even prevented by simply understanding basic oral hygiene, different bacteria found in the mouth, and how diet influences oral cancers. Currently, research is being done on the relationship between diet and oral cancer. Oral cancer is a very serious disease that can be prevented. Practicing good oral hygiene is key to help keep the oral cavity clean. Limiting the use of tobacco and alcohol products is also important because these are the causes of most oral cancers. Lastly, eating a well-balanced diet that has protective effects can reduce the risk of oral cancer. This includes a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and fish and low in high fat and cholesterol meats, rice, and refined grains.

Key words: Dentist, Oral cancer, Smoking, Tobacco

How to cite : Rupakar P, Parmar M, Shah M, Oral Cancer- A Real Threat to Society. IP Int J Med Paediatr Oncol 2016;2(1):33-39

Copyright © 2016 by author(s) and IP Int J Med Paediatr Oncol. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)

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