Epidemiology of Oral Cancer in Pakistan

  • Anam Javed Assistant Professor of Zoology, School of Zoology, Minhaj University, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Gull e Zahra BS researchers, Department of Zoology, University of Sargodha, RCS Campus, Circular Road, Narowal, Pakistan.
  • Asif Mahmood Qureshi Professor of Zoology, School of Zoology, Minhaj University, Lahore, Pakistan.
Keywords: Oral carcinoma, oncogenic prognosis, oral squamous cancer, oral hygiene, esophageal carcinogenesis

Abstract

Oral carcinoma is one of the most frequently reported form of cancer in Pakistan. In time oncogenic prognosis facilities are still available in various regions countrywide. Provincial comparison indicates that more than 67% cases of oral squamous cancer are reported from Punjab whereas ratio in KPK is also high than Sindh and Baluchistan. The prevalence of this growing ailment can be minimized only by collaborative efforts of both government and general public regarding awareness of oral hygiene, causes of oral and esophageal carcinogenesis, early symptoms of this disease and its management.   

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