Adjunctive Diagnostic Techniques for Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer Discovery

Michaell A Huber

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The most important prognostic factor in predicting the outcome of oral and oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) is the stage at which it is diagnosed. Only 30% of patients are diagnosed with early-stage disease. The oral health care provider performs an important role in early diagnosis of oral cancer. The conventional oral examination consists of a visual and tactile assessment of accessible oral, and head and neck structures. Any suspicious or equivocal lesion should be reevaluated within 4 weeks. Evidence supporting the use of adjunctive devices to improve the ability to screen for and identify OPCs and oral premalignant lesions remains low.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalDental Clinics of North America
StateAccepted/In press - 2017


  • Adjunctive aids
  • Biopsy
  • Conventional oral examination
  • Squamous cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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