International Journal of Cancer Management

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Self Awareness of Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders and Oral Cancer Among High-Risk Patients

Arpita Rai 1 , * , Ansul Kumar 2 , Lijoy Abraham 3 and Venkatesh Naikmasur 4
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1 Assistant Professor (Oral Medicine and Radiology), Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
2 Senior Resident (CTVS), PGIMER DR. RML Hospital, New Delhi
3 Senior Lecturer (Oral Medicine and Radiology), SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka
4 Professor (Oral Medicine and Radiology), SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka
Article information
  • International Journal of Cancer Management: August 2017, 10 (8); e5973
  • Published Online: May 14, 2017
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: March 10, 2016
  • Revised: August 2, 2016
  • Accepted: April 29, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijcm.5973

To Cite: Rai A, Kumar A, Abraham L, Naikmasur V. Self Awareness of Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders and Oral Cancer Among High-Risk Patients, Int J Cancer Manag. 2017 ; 10(8):e5973. doi: 10.5812/ijcm.5973.

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1. Background
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion
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