Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Examination
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Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology
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This 40-minute video is intended for practitioners of dentistry, medicine, nursing and public health who are responsible for diagnosing and referring patients with head and neck and oral cancer. Approximately 31,000 cases of oral, head and neck cancer are diagnosed in the United States yearly and about 25% of these patients died from their disease. 1.) The preponderance of these tumors represent squamous cell carcinoma of the oral mucous membranes. The combined five-year survival rate in the United States is approximately 57 percent. 2.) A squamous cell carcinoma found in stage 1 has a five year prognosis of 95% while the same tumor diagnosed in stage 4 has a five year prognosis of approximately 20%. The purpose of this video is to provide the practitioner with the baseline skills to diagnose and refer patients with head and neck and oral cancer at the earliest possible time. Dentists and physicians (students and licensed practitioners) will have a means of providing patients with a complete head and neck and oral examination. This will allow these cancers to be diagnosed at the earliest possible time, thereby increasing the prognosis and decreasing morbidity and mortality.
Siegel, Michael Alan, "Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Examination" (2009). Faculty Articles. 128.