Oral cancers form a significant portion of the cancer burden accounting for approximately 3% of all malignancies and is a significant worldwide health problem. A significant number of these cases would present initially with precursor lesions that are further classified as precancerous lesions and precancerous conditions. This article will review the epidemiology and clinical features of oral squamous cell carcinoma, with a special emphasis on the recognition of early cancer and premalignant oral lesions.
Key words: Leukoplakia, oral cancer, precancer.
Received: 4 February, 2019 Revised: 25 February, 2019 Accepted: 26 February, 2019
Corresponding author: Dr. Jaipal Kaur, BDS Intern, SGRD Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Amritsar, Punjab, India, E mail: Jksandhu.firstname.lastname@example.org
This article may be cited as: Kaur J. Oral Cancer and Precancerous Lesions: A Review. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(3):4-7.