“Catch Them before it Becomes Too Late”—Oral Cancer Detection. Report of Two Cases and Review of Diagnostic Aids in Cancer Detection

Payal Garg, Freny Karjodkar


Most oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (OOSCCs) are in advanced stages at diagnosis, and treatment does not improve survival rates. Early recognition and diagnosis of OOSCCs might improve patient survival and reduce treatment-related morbidity. The purpose of this article is to create awareness among the general practitioners to recognize the premalignant and early malignant lesions and to review the different diagnostic aids for the detection of cancer.

Key words: Cancer of oropharynx, early diagnosis, precancerous conditions

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