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The 13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health

Building capacity for a tobacco-free world

July 12-15, 2006, Washington, DC, USA

Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 12:00 PM

Self Examination of Oral Cavity

DILIP KUMAR ACHARYA, MS, FICS, FAIS, Cancer Society of Madhya Pradesh, 32,Dr.R.S.Bhandari Marg, INDORE, 452003, India

Objective: To demonstrate SELF EXAMINATION OF ORAL CAVITY. Highlight the importance of Tobacco in Oral Cancer and its symptoms.

Methods: Pictures in the Poster shows different steps to do a thorough Self Examination of Oral cavity.And the accompanying text explains the photograph. Poster explains the need and indications for the same. (Poster attached as an image.)

Results: Oral cancer has a very high incidence in India. It has been proved beyond doubt that most of the oral cancer is caused by using Tobacco-Betal QUID (a method of consuming TOBACCO wherein the user mixes tobacco with betal leaf & nut and keeps it in the area between teeth and cheek).