Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck – screening in patients who misuse alcohol and tobacco in Switzerland: a prospective pilot study

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck is the sixth most common cancer worldwide. It is preceded by early asymptomatic lesions which, if identified early enough and removed, would prevent malignant transformation or avoid delaying diagnosis to advanced stages. Our aim was to evaluate the feasibility of a screening programme for SCC of the head and neck in a group of high-risk patients, and to investigate their addiction profile. Patients admitted to an inpatient alcohol addiction centre (n=101) were prospectively enrolled and asked to fill in a questionnaire about their use of tobacco and alcohol, and the presence of warning symptoms for SCC of the head and neck from 23 June 2014 to 21 January2016.
Source: The British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 6 October 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): M. Mermod, A. Adam, C. Clair, M. Faouzi, C. Simon, J.-B. Daeppen, N. Bertholet, Y. MonnierAbstractSquamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck is the sixth most common cancer worldwide. It is preceded by early asymptomatic lesions which, if identified early enough and removed, would prevent malignant transformation or avoid delaying diagnosis to advanced stages. Our aim was to evaluate the feasibility of a screening programme for SCC of the head and neck in a group of high-risk patients, and to investi...
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