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Year : 2017 | Month : November | Volume : 11 | Issue : 11 | Page : ZE01 - ZE04

Oral Habits Associated with an Increased Risk of Oral Cancer in Vietnam

Rajan Saini, Nguyen Thi Hong, Khanh Ha, Hoang Trong Hung, Dang Huy Quoc Thinh, Le Trung Chanh, Catherine F Poh

1. Resident, Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. 2. Professor, Faculty of Odonto-Stomatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 3. Assistant Professor, Faculty of Odonto-Stomatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 4. Professor, Faculty of Odonto-Stomatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 5. Professor, Department of Oncology, HCMC Oncology Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 6. Professor, National Hospital of Odonto-Stomatology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 7. Associate Professor, Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, Canada.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Catherine F Poh,
Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry,
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
E-mail: cpoh@dentistry.ubc.ca

Abstract

While tobacco and alcohol related oral cancer is showing a decreasing trend in most of the developed countries, this is not the case with South Asian and South-East Asian countries including Vietnam, where the incidence of oral cancer is increasing. The usage of tobacco, alcohol and betel nut products, all well established oral cancer risk factors, is prevalent in Vietnam; however, there is a lack of information in literature regarding the incidence of oral cancer in Vietnam and the associated types and forms of associated risk factors. In this paper, we provide an overview of oral cancer and precancer incidence with description of oral cancer related habits practiced in the Vietnamese population. We also describe the cultural aspects of these habits as well as the implementation of new tobacco regulations by Vietnam government.

Keywords

Alcohol, Betel nut, Prevention, Tobacco

How to cite this article :

Rajan Saini, Nguyen Thi Hong, Khanh Ha, Hoang Trong Hung, Dang Huy Quoc Thinh, Le Trung Chanh, et al.. ORAL HABITS ASSOCIATED WITH AN INCREASED RISK OF ORAL CANCER IN VIETNAM. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 November [cited: 2018 Jan 22 ]; 11:ZE01-ZE04. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=November&volume=11&issue=11&page=ZE01-ZE04&id=10846

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/29000.10846

Date of Submission: Apr 04, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Jun 07, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Sep 13, 2017
Date of Publishing: Nov 01, 2017

FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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