Changing Trends in oral cancer – a global scenario

  • Neha Gupta Senior Lecturer,
  • Ritu Gupta Senior Lecturer,
  • Arun Kumar Acharya Professor and Head,
  • Basavaraj Patthi Professor and Head,
  • Venkatesh Goud Senior Lecturer,
  • Somanath Reddy Senior Lecturer,
  • Anshul Garg Consultant and private practitioner,
  • Ashish Singla Reader,
Keywords: Cancer, Epidemiology, GLOBOCAN, Prevalence, Oral cavity.

Abstract

Oral cancer is one of the highly prevalent cancers worldwide and a leading cause of mortality in certain regions like South-Central Asia. It is a major public health problem. Late diagnosis, high mortality rates and morbidity are characteristics of the disease worldwide. For control of oral cancer an idea of the coverage of the same in the various regions is necessary. The estimated incidence, mortality and 5-year survival due to lip, oral cavity cancer in world is 3, 00, 373(2.1%), 1, 45, 328(1.8%) and 7, 02, 149(2.2%) respectively according to data of GLOBOCAN 2012. A changing trend in incidence and prevalence of oral cancer has been observed with more women and youngsters being affected by oral cancer. 

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Author Biographies

Neha Gupta, Senior Lecturer,

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, People’s College of Dental Sciences and Research, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh- 462037  

Ritu Gupta, Senior Lecturer,

Department of Public Health Dentistry, D.J. College of Dental Sciences and Research, Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India - 201204.

Arun Kumar Acharya, Professor and Head,

Department of Public Health Dentistry, Navodaya Dental College and Hospital, Raichur - 584102.

Basavaraj Patthi, Professor and Head,

Department of Public Health Dentistry, D.J. College of Dental Sciences and Research, Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India – 2012014

Venkatesh Goud, Senior Lecturer,
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Malla Reddy Institute of Dental Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana – 500055
Somanath Reddy, Senior Lecturer,

Department of Public Health Dentistry, Navodaya Dental College and Hospital, Raichur - 584102.

Anshul Garg, Consultant and private practitioner,

 Department of ENT and Otolaryngology, Sanjeevani Clinic, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh – 201002

Ashish Singla, Reader,

Department of Public Health Dentistry, D.J. College of Dental Sciences and Research, Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India – 2012014

Published
2017-05-01
How to Cite
Gupta, N., Gupta, R., Acharya, A., Patthi, B., Goud, V., Reddy, S., Garg, A., & Singla, A. (2017). Changing Trends in oral cancer – a global scenario. Nepal Journal of Epidemiology, 6(4), 613-619. https://doi.org/10.3126/nje.v6i4.17255
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