Early Oral Cancer Diagnosis: Secondary Prevention in the Form of Opportunistic Screening or Organized Screening?

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Joana Pinto Silva - Corresponding Author

Joana Filipa Pinto da Silva [jfpsilva89@gmail.com]
Rua Nossa Senhora do Carmo n.º 342, 4504-508 Lobão, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4702-2461

Abstract

Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world with around 300 000 new cases annually, with a five-year survival rate after diagnosis of 40%.2 In Portugal, there are about 1000 new cases per year and 500 deaths.2 Oral cancer appears more frequently in men (2: 1 ratio male / female) after the fourth decade, although it has been documented worldwide, an increased number of this cancer in younger adults and women. [...]

Keywords: Diagnostic Screening Programs; Mouth Neoplasms/diagnosis

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Pinto Silva JF. Early Oral Cancer Diagnosis: Secondary Prevention in the Form of Opportunistic Screening or Organized Screening?. Gaz Med [Internet]. 2021Jun.30 [cited 2021Aug.3];8(2). Available from: https://gazetamedica.pt/index.php/gazeta/article/view/442
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PERSPECTIVE