Re-Emphasizing the Roles of General Medical and Dental Practitioners Regarding Oral Cancer Eradication in Nigeria.

Afeez Abolarinwa Salami, Kehinde Kazeem Kanmodi, Lawrence Achilles Nnyanzi

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Abstract

The burden of oral cancer in Nigeria is largely under-reported. The available data on oral cancer etiology/risk factors, clinical features, disease burden, and literacy rate in Nigeria points towards a possible explosion in prevalence in the near future, which poses a serious public health concern. The general medical and dental practitioners(GMDPs) in Nigeria can salvage this looming problem through appropriate public health and clinical interventions. This narrative review article re-emphasizes the key roles of GMDPs towards oral cancer eradication in Nigeria. It also discusses oral cancer case definition, etiology, risk factors, and the epidemiological burden in the Nigerian con-text.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-102
Number of pages12
JournalActa Medica Martiniana
Volume21
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 27 Dec 2021

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