Oral Cancer Presentation

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09/24/09 Oral Cancer 1 ORAL CANCER By Delene Coletti
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09/24/09 Oral Cancer 2 What is Oral Cancer? Cancer that occurs in the . . . Mouth Lip Tongue Floor of the mouth Sulcus Hard palate Tonsils 90% squamous cell
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09/24/09 Oral Cancer 3 STATISTICS FOR U.S. 30,000 diagnosed each year 50% survival rate over 5 years 8,000 deaths per year 1 person per hour per day Higher death rate than many other cancers Late detection Metastasis   High risk of developing a 2 nd  primary cancer  20X more likely in next 5-10 years
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09/24/09 Oral Cancer 4 Who is at risk? Adults over 40 years old Lag time 2 men for every one woman Used to be 6 men for every woman Increased # of women smokers 2x more in black population than caucasian Survival rate over 5 years Blacks 33% Caucasians 55%.
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09/24/09 Oral Cancer 5 Risk Factors Tobacco is the main culprit Mainly chewing tobacco
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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Oral Cancer Presentation - ORAL CANCER By Delene Coletti...

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