Early detection of oral cancer: how do I ensure I don't miss a tumour?

Graham Ogden, Rowena Lewthwaite, Simon D Shepherd

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    Abstract

    The GDC recommend that early detection of oral cancer should form part of every dental surgeon's Continuing Professional Development. It is arguably the most serious condition that can arise within the oral cavity and regular screening practices may also help mitigate spurious claims of prior negligence for failure to detect the cancer at an early stage. Results for routine screening of the entire oral mucosa, together with risk status assessment, should be recorded in a patient's notes at every visit (both negative and positive findings).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)462-5
    Number of pages4
    JournalDental Update
    Volume40
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

    Keywords

    • Alcohol Drinking
    • Cell Transformation, Neoplastic
    • Dental Records
    • Early Detection of Cancer
    • Erythroplasia
    • Female
    • Humans
    • Leukoplakia, Oral
    • Male
    • Mass Screening
    • Medical History Taking
    • Mouth Neoplasms
    • Physical Examination
    • Precancerous Conditions
    • Referral and Consultation
    • Risk Assessment
    • Risk Factors
    • Smoking
    • Tobacco Products

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