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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY   Fall 2004 , Volume 8 , Number 1; Page(s) 24 To 31.
 
Paper: 

EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDY OF ORAL CANCERS IN KHOUZESTAN PROVINCE IN A TO-YEAR PERIOD (1992-2002)

 
 
Author(s):  YAGHOUBI R., ALIARI A.A., MOSTOVFI N.E., LATIFI S.M.
 
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Abstract: 
Background: The incidence of oral cancers is different worldwide.
Objective: To evaluate the rate of oral cancers in Khouzestan Province Patients and Methods: The data were collected from the pathologic reports of pathology laboratories all around the province, during the time period of 1992- 2002.
Results: Among the total received specimens, 305 cases of oral cancers were detected. Onehundred ninety-three cases (63.2%) were male and 112 cases (36.8%) were female. Male to female ratio was 1.7 and mean age was 55.04±16.60 years. Squamous cell carcmoma was the most common malignancy (75% of total) , and then standed the nasopharyngeal carcinoma (10.8%) and lymphoma (7.5%). The most common sites were lower lip (29.2%), tongue (19%) and nasopharynx (15.7%).
Conclusion: Regardless of some mmor differences, most of our findings were similar to other previous studies.
 
Keyword(s): EPIDEMIOLOGY, ORAL, MALIGNANCY, TUMOR, HISTOPATHOLOGIC, KHOUZESTAN
 
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