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Oral cancer rates rise by two thirds

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 25 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6369
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

GPs are being urged to be aware of the signs of oral cancer, as new figures from Cancer Research UK show that rates of the disease have increased by 68% in the past 20 years.1

The figures show that the rate of oral cancer in 1992-95 was eight cases per 100 000 people, but that figure has increased to 13 per 100 000 people in 2012-14.

Men aged over …

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