JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/55589
FullText URL 71_6_519.pdf
Author Mizukawa, Nobuyoshi| Swe Swe Win| Zaw Moe Thein| Moe Thida Htwe| Yoshioka, Yohsuke| Kimata, Yoshihiro| Iida, Seiji| Khin, Myo| Okada, Shigeru| Sein, Than|
Abstract Oral cancer is a very common disease in South and Southeast Asia. Betel quid (BQ)- chewing and tobaccosmoking habits are etiological factors for oral cancer patients in these regions. We conducted an oral cancer screening in BQ-chewing endemic rural areas in South Myanmar for the early detection of oral cancer in BQ-chewing and smoking individuals. We examined 105 subjects who were at high risk of oral cancer due to their oral habits (BQ users and/or smokers). Three carcinoma cases were detected, and there were 8 dysplasia cases. The carcinoma detection rate was 2.9%, and the carcinoma and precancerous lesion detection rate was 10.5%. In Myanmar, oral cancer screening has been conducted sporadically on a voluntary basis, and nationwide surveys have never been performed. There are also few reports of oral cancer screening for high-risk groups among the general population in Myanmar. Our present findings highlight the need for further screening and surveys. Education on betel quid chewing- and tobacco- related oral diseases and screening for the early detection of oral cancer are of the utmost importance in the control and prevention of oral cancer.
Keywords oral cancer screening betel quid (BQ) Myanmar oral cancer smoking
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2017-12
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume71
Issue issue6
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 519
End Page 524
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2017 by Okayama University Medical School
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 29276225