ORAL CANCERS IN INDIA

# At nearly 20%, India harbors the World's highest number of oral cancer cases.
‪#‎ An‬ estimated 1% of Indians have Oral premalignant lesions. majority of them below the age of 35 years. 50% of all cases die within 12 months because of late presentation to Doctors.
# Oral cancers account for 30-40%, of all cancers in India.
# About 90% of Oral cancers occur because of Smoking, or smokeless tobacco.

WARNING SIGNS:

‪#‎ Sore‬ in the mouth
‪# ‎Red‬ or white patch in mouth
‪#‎ Persistent‬ sore throat
‪#‎ Blood‬ in sputum
# Difficulty in chewing and swallowing

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