Study finds all Myanmar mouth cancer patients chew betel quid

(European Society for Medical Oncology) A study in Myanmar has found that all mouth cancer patients use smokeless tobacco, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2017 Congress. Betel quid chewing often starts in adolescence and is associated with smoking and drinking alcohol, which are also risk factors for oral cancer.
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Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Primary dental care : journal of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners UK - Category: Dentistry Tags: Prim Dent J Source Type: research
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Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: RP - Research Poster Source Type: research
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Source: Oral Diseases - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Invited Medical Review Source Type: research
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Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
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