October - December 2014

Vol. 5 - 4



Potential Threats of Oral Cancer among Young Adults: Etiology and Incidence

(Keshav Kumar Agarwal, Himanshu Pratap Singh, 3KY Giri, Prerna Agarwal, Sunil Kumar Mall)



Oral cancer is increasing day by day, particularly in young adults. It has been thought to be the result of an increased exposure to known risk factors of cancer. Prior to conducting large expensive population-based studies, it seems appropriate to conduct initial smaller-scale surveys to assess evidence for the risk factors. This survey of young persons with oral cancer suggest that most are exposed to traditional risk factors of tobacco, smoking, drinking alcohol and a low consumption of fruits and green leafy vegetables.

Key words:Oral cancer, Etiology, Alcohol, Tobacco, Diet.