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IJBC 2009, 1(3): 111-116 Back to browse issues page
Tobacco Habits and Risk of Oral Cancer: A Retrospective Study in India
Anmol Mathur *, Manish Jain, Mohit Shiva, Mohit Navlakha, Prabu, Suhas Kulkarni
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Background: It is suggested that various forms of tobacco use have some effects on diverse sites of head and neck to develop cancer.

Material and Methods: The study examines data for oral cancer in male subjects, collected from the population registered in cancer registry during the year 2007- 2008. All the data collected were entered into the spreadsheets. The statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) software version 11.0 was used for data processing and data analysis.

Results: Smoking and chewing develops a high risk of oral cancer. Most of the tobacco consumers are in their 40s. People younger than 30 years used betel-quid in abundance (47.1%). Bidi was the choice of tobacco for 41-50 age group. In people with less than ten years duration of using tobacco products, gutkha was consumed in abundance (20.7%). For frequency of 6-10 times per day, smoking Bidi was consumed in 61.4% of instances.

Conclusion: The crux of the problem is that majority of the cases are reported with a significant delay to the health care facility. Nationwide counseling on tobacco cessation is required in a developing country like India.

Keywords: Tobacco, Head and neck cancer, Cancer registry, India
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: Research | Subject: Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
Received: 2011/01/26 | Published: 2009/03/15
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Mathur A, Jain M, Shiva M, Navlakha M, Prabu, Kulkarni S. Tobacco Habits and Risk of Oral Cancer: A Retrospective Study in India. IJBC. 2009; 1 (3) :111-116
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