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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
IMPACT FACTOR: 4.639

ICV : 78.6

Abstract

SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA OF TONGUE IN YOUNG ADULT MAN: A RARE CASE REPORT

Dr. V. Bhavya*, A. Hema Latha, K. Udaya Lakshmi, G. Divya and Dr. D. Ranganayakulu

ABSTRACT

Cancers of the oral cavity are a major public health problem in India. Oral cancer is one of the commonest cancers among males in India. The incidence of tongue cancer increased from 1973 to 2000 worldwide. Only 2% of patients are diagnosed before the age of 35. The most frequent histological type is Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) which mainly affects men in the sixth decade of life. The current article describes the case of 32 year old male who was diagnosed with SCC of tongue. The symptoms like crusted ulcers on tongue, redness of tongue, swelling was present and it can be diagnosed by performing tissue biopsy and surgery was performed. Oral cancer is a preventable disease, where smoking and alcohol are considered as major risk factors having them both a synergic effect. It further highlights various etiologic and risk factors, treatments and prevention programs that are needed to prevent the progression of disease.

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