Dr. Marwan Al-Obeidi, Clinical Head at Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic talks about oral cancer and the role of dentists in its early detection.
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.
Regular dental checkup is the first line of defense in early detection of oral cancer.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), oral cancer ranks eighth among the most common cancer worldwide. Globally, more than 300,000 new cases of lip and oral cavity cancer were estimated to have been diagnosed in 2012.
In the United States, oral and pharyngeal cancer (cancer of the mouth and upper throat) collectively kills nearly one person every hour.
In the Middle East, a multicenter, retrospective study on oral cancer finds that the death rate due to oral cancer in the Middle East is reported to be approximately 2 in 100,000.
Dr. Marwan Al-Obeidi, Clinical Head at Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinics talks about the disease and the role of dentists in its early detection.
What is oral cancer?
What are the causes of oral cancer?
What are the warning signs of oral cancer?
What is the role of dentists in oral cancer detection?
How is oral cancer detection done during dental checkups?
Importance of regular dental visits
- Oral cancer in the UAE: a multicenter, retrospective study
- American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons | Raise Oral Cancer Awareness
- Oral Cancer Foundation
- Petersen PE, Oral cancer prevention and control – Oral cancer prevention and control – The approach of the World Health Organization, Oral Oncol (2008), doi:10.1016/j.oraloncology.2008.05.023