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Oral cancer prevalence a concern

Don’t ever ignore those painless sores or white patches in your mouth if you have the habit of consuming tobacco products. They may be early symptoms of oral cancer, claim dental experts.

Sources at the Government Dental College Hospital, Kozhikode, said that lack of proper awareness about the ill-effects of tobacco products was leading to a high number of oral cancer cases in the State.

Around 110 oral cancer cases had been reported at their hospital in the past 10 years alone. Many other patients would have approached other private and government hospitals and dental clinics. There could be ...

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