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Oral cancer is the sixth most common cause of death among all cancers
in the world. In our country according to the International Classification
of Diseases ICD-1O is among the 10 most common cancers in men, accounting
for 4% of all cancers annually.
Early clinical detection of cancer of the oral complex depends on the
patient is considered on time and in this exploration the tumor is
Latest information shows that in accordance with the current level of
knowledge the most effective measure to improve healing of oral cancer is
early treatment, following a diagnosis of early lesions is carried out
through a systematic and diligent. This has been proven in trials of
programs developed in our services, which has also demonstrated the
ability to run the review without delaying the planned dental care.
At present, the Dentist and Family Physician have sufficient cognitive
elements and the necessary skills to identify any alteration premonition
of a neoplasm or the presence of it in their nascent stages clinics
whatsoever. The Elderly Program provides the requirements for all persons
belonging to groups at highest risk are systematically researched.
No competing interests
19 May 2011
Enrique Castillo-Betancourt, MDD, MSc
Eduardo Curbeira-Hernandez, MDD, MSc
Gustavo Aldereguia Lima. University General Hospital. Cienfuegos. Cuba