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Epidemiology of oral cancer in Asia in the past decade--an update ()
Increasing immigration from South Asia, where oral cancer is one of the most common cancers in adults, suggests that this disease will probably pose a serious public health problem in the United States. According to the Census, there are approximately 1. The morbidity and mortality associated with oral cancer can be reduced by primary prevention and early detection. South Asians are not a homogenous group, and areca, and important risk factor for oral cancer, has religious and cultural significance in some South Asian communities. In order to develop culturally relevant preventive and educational interventions, it is important to assess risk behaviors according to ethnic and religious subgroup identity. In this report, the author provides an overview of oral cancer risk factors among South-Asian immigrants in the U. The data collected will be used to develop risk profiles of South Asian religious and ethnic sub-groups.
Epidemiology of oral cancer in Asia in the past decade--an update (2000-2012)
Metrics details. Oral cancer is a growing problem worldwide, with high incidence rates in South Asian countries. With increasing numbers of South Asian immigrants in developed countries, a possible rise in oral cancer cases is expected given the high prevalence in their source countries and the continued oral cancer risk behaviours of immigrants.
Asian distinct cultural practices such as betel-quid chewing, and varying patterns of tobacco and alcohol use are important risk factors that predispose to cancer of the oral cavity. The aim of this review is to provide an update on epidemiology of OC between and A literature search for this review was conducted on Medline for articles on OC from Asian countries. Some of the articles were also hand searched using Google. While an increasing trend has been observed in Pakistan, Taiwan and Thailand, a decreasing trend is seen in Philippines and Sri Lanka.