Global Advanced Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (GARJMMS) ISSN: 2315-5159
March 2018, Vol. 7(3), pp. 068-070
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Short Communication

Oral cancer

Muhammad Imran Qadir* and Shaiza Ali

Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan

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Accepted 26 March, 2018 


Cancer is caused when cells grow in an abnormal way. The major cause of oral cancer is the use of tobacco and alcohol consumption also result in oral cancer. This may occur in the lips or the tongue. The objective of this study is to see the awareness of post graduate students about the etiology of oral cancer. After the study the results suggest that some students are fully aware of oral cancer and some have little knowledge about this disease.

Keywords: Tobacco and alcohol consumption; betel chewing



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