Oral Cancer

  • Douglas E. Peterson
  • Nelson L. RhodusEmail author


  • Oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is largely a preventable malignancy, if patients either never use tobacco or permanently discontinue its use.

  • Systematic oral examinations by an experienced clinician are important for early detection and management.

  • High durable cure rates (e.g., >90%) occur if the oral SCC is detected in Stage I.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oral DiagnosisSchool of Dental MedicinePittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Oral Oncology Program, Neag Comprehensive Cancer CenterUniversity of Connecticut Health CenterFarmingtonUSA
  3. 3.Division of Oral Medicine, School of DentistryUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  4. 4.Department of Otolaryngology, School of MedicineUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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