Oral cancer is an important global healthcare problem, its incidence is increasing and late-stage presentation is common. Screening programmes have been introduced for a number of major cancers and have proved effective in their early detection. Given the high morbidity and mortality rates associated with oral cancer, there is a need to determine the effectiveness of a screening programme for this disease, either as a targeted, opportunistic or population-based measure. Evidence exists from modelled data that a visual oral examination of high-risk individuals may be a cost-effective screening strategy and the development and use of adjunctive aids and biomarkers is becoming increasingly common.
- Mass Screening
- Mouth Neoplasms
- Physical Examination
- Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Brocklehurst, P., Kujan, O., O'Malley, L. A., Ogden, G., Shepherd, S., & Glenny, A-M. (2013). Screening programmes for the early detection and prevention of oral cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 11, 1-32. [CD004150]. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD004150.pub4