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Oral Cancer Awareness: Strategies for Prevention

Promoting oral cancer awareness through educational campaigns aimed at informing the public about risk factors, signs, and symptoms of oral cancer is crucial for early detection and prevention. Encouraging individuals to quit smoking and avoid excessive alcohol consumption significantly reduces the risk of developing oral cancer, as these are major contributing factors. Emphasizing a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, which are high in antioxidants, can help reduce the risk of oral cancer and support overall oral health. Routine dental visits for oral examinations and screenings play a vital role in detecting precancerous lesions or early-stage oral cancers, enabling prompt intervention and treatment. Encouraging vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV), a known risk factor for oral cancer, especially among adolescents and young adults, can reduce the risk of developing HPV-related oral cancers. Teaching individuals how to perform self-examinations of their oral cavity to identify any changes or abnormalities, such as persistent sores or lumps, encourages early detection and timely medical evaluation.

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Dr. G. V. Nagarjuna Reddy

Head & Neck Oncosurgeon, MAA Hospitals, Hyderabad

Dr. Avinash Kumar DM Neonatology, DrNB Neonatology, Consultant Neonatologist Founder and Director - A K POCUS. He is a  passionate Neonatologist and Perinatologist dedicated to providing specialized care to newborns and supporting their families during the critical early stages of life. He aims to share valuable insights, debunk common myths, and provide support to parents who find themselves on a unique and challenging NICU journey.

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Promoting oral cancer awareness through educational campaigns aimed at informing the public about risk factors, signs, and symptoms of oral cancer is crucial for early detection and prevention. Encouraging individuals to quit smoking and avoid excessive alcohol consumption significantly reduces the risk of developing oral cancer, as these are major contributing factors. Emphasizing a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, which are high in antioxidants, can help reduce the risk of oral cancer and support overall oral health. Routine dental visits for oral examinations and screenings play a vital role in detecting precancerous lesions or early-stage oral cancers, enabling prompt intervention and treatment. Encouraging vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV), a known risk factor for oral cancer, especially among adolescents and young adults, can reduce the risk of developing HPV-related oral cancers. Teaching individuals how to perform self-examinations of their oral cavity to identify any changes or abnormalities, such as persistent sores or lumps, encourages early detection and timely medical evaluation.