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Dental Practice Education Research Unit

The University of Adelaide Australia

Oral cancer

Oral cancer is a potentially fatal disease that affects many thousands of people each year worldwide. The World Health Organisation (2005) has stated that it is the eleventh most prevalent cancer in the world. Over 90% of oral cancers diagnosed present as squamous cell carcinomas (Neville & Day 2002). The dental health professional is the first line of defence in the early detection and monitoring of oral cancers, and as such must recognise both early signs of cancerous lesions and the patients who are most at risk.

Multiple copies of Patient Pamphlets are available for ordering.

Pamphlet orders

Info sheet

early detection