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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-9

ORAL CANCERS - A Two Year Survey


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology Dental College, Trivandrum, India

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A two year survey form February 2000 to January 2002 was conducted among patients who reported to the Out Patient Department of Dental College, Trivandrum, to find the incidence of Oral Cancer. Out of 90379 patients examined, 330 cases were clinically diagnosed and histopathologically confirmed as having Oral Cancer. There was a slight male predilection, with a female ratio of 1.7: 1. The peak age incidence in males was in the fifties while in female in the sixties. The habit and location sub site were analysed. It was noted that there was a direct relation between the type of habit and site of occurrence.


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