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:: Volume 21, Issue 2 (Jun _ Jul 2017) ::
J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2017, 21(2): 99-95 Back to browse issues page
Prevalence of oral squamous cell carcinoma cases for ten years in Qazvin province (2003-13)
F. Keshani , S. Jalayer , M. Esfehani *
Department of Oral Disease, School of Dentistry, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran , esfahani_ma@yahoo.com
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Background: Human cancers comprise a large group of diseases that despite modern methods of diagnosis and advanced treatment techniques its mortality rate is high. Considering the role of environmental and cultural factors in the prevalence of oral cancer, epidemiological studies have a great importance.

Objective: The aim of this research was to determine the prevalence of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) in the province of Qazvin in a period of ten years.

Methods: In this descriptive - analytical study, the documents of 88 patients with OSCC that were recorded by the Qazvin Cancer Registry Center during 2003-13, were used. Demographic data including age, sex and location of lesions were extracted from patient records. Data analysis were performed using chi-square, t-test and fisher exact test.

Findings: Among the 88 patients, the average age was 64.3±17.7. The male to female ratio was 1 to 1.37 and the most involved area was tongue with 39 cases (63.9%), and the lowest was upper lip with 1 case (1.6%). The most of the patients were in the age between 70-80 years old.

Conclusions: Pattern of OSCC in this study was similar to the other studies but the number of females and the mean age of patient had increased. Also, the mean age of patients was increased in eight decades and the most involved area tongue was reported.

Keywords: Incidence, Oral squamous cell carcinoma, Oral cavity
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Keshani F, Jalayer S, Esfehani M. Prevalence of oral squamous cell carcinoma cases for ten years in Qazvin province (2003-13). J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2017; 21 (2) :99-95
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