Prevention of Oral Cancer Mortality (1999)

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  • There is good evidence to specifically consider smoking cessation counselling in a periodic health examination. (grade A recommendation)
  • For population screening, there is fair evidence to specifically exclude screening for oral cancer. (grade D recommendation)
  • For opportunistic screening during periodic examinations, there is sufficient evidence to recommend inclusion or exclusion of screening for oral cancer. (grade C recommendation)
  • For patients at high risk, annual examination by physician or dentist should be considered. Risk factors include tobacco use and excessive consumption of alcohol.