PREVALENCE OF HEAD AND NECK AND ORAL CANCER: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY
Dr. Mamit Kumar, Dr. Sanjay Talnia, *Dr. Monica Malik, Dr. Manu Gupta, Dr. Prashansa Sharma, Dr. Amit Kumar
Aims: To assess the prevalence of head & neck and oral cancer in India. Materials and Methods: A retrospective study on the prevalence of various cancers in the head & neck and oral cavity regions was conducted in the Department of oncology from 1st August 2016 to 31st July 2018. Results: A total of 4,587 Total Body Malignancy (TBM) cases were reported for the Out-Patient Department records, among which head & neck (HNC) and oral cancers constituted 1,476 cases (32.18%). There were 640 (43.36%) and 836 (56.64%) HNC and oral cancer cases, respectively. Conclusion: This study attempts to quantify and analyse the spectrum of HNC and oral cancers in the region. A comprehensive effort is needed to identify the cause of such high prevalence, generate awareness and treatment options suited to meet this challenge.
Keywords: HNC, oral cancer, TBM, prevalence.
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