Oral cancer secondary prevention

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sargun Singh Walia M.B.B.S.[2]; Grammar Reviewer: Natalie Harpenau, B.S.[3]

Overview

Effective measures for the secondary prevention of oral cancer include smoking abstinence, alcohol abstinence and support groups.

Secondary Prevention

  • Effective measures for the secondary prevention of oral cancer include:
    • Patients should be educated on the importance and benefits of smoking abstinence.
    • Patients should be educated on the importance and benefits of alcohol abstinence.
    • Education on support groups like alcoholics anonymous, cancer survivor groups, and psychological counseling.

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