Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders and Oral Cavity Cancer

David Ojeda, Michaell A. Huber, Alexander R. Kerr

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The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program from the National Cancer Institute reports that the aggregate number of oral cavity and pharyngeal cancer cases has been increasing over the past decade and, despite an overall decline in oral cavity cancers, this increase is largely related to a dramatic increase in cancers involving oropharyngeal subsites. Early detection of oral cavity cancers is commensurate with improved survival, and opportunistic screening by trained clinicians to detect oral cavity cancer and oral potentially malignant disorders is recommended by the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Oral Medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-521
Number of pages15
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2020


  • Cancer
  • Erythroplakia
  • Leukoplakia
  • Oral cavity
  • Potentially malignant disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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