Demographic variables associated with oral squamous cell carcinoma in a small subset of population at a tertiary care hospital of Lahore
Keywords:oral cancer, gutka, pan, sapari, Substance abuse
Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) is life-threatening disease in South-Asian Countries where there is more consumption of tobacco, gutka and other substance of abuse. Objective: To evaluate the demographic variables in a small subset of population at a tertiary case hospital of Lahore Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital of Lahore, Pakistan and a designed proforma was used for data collection after consent of patients. Results: Majority of the patients were males, frequent age group was 60-80 years and well differentiated carcinoma patients were more as compared to other grades Conclusions: Regular oral checkup for smokers and drinkers and preventive measures should be taken for discouraging and giving up the smoking.
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