|Assessment of Incidence of Alcohol Consumption in Oral Cancer Patients-An Observational Study|
|Suresh Paul Attokaran|
Background: In general, ethanol consumption, independently from the type of beverage, contemplates about 5% of all cancers, mainly of the liver, upper digestive and gastroenteric tracts, pancreas, breast, and lung. Hence; we planned the present study to assess the incidence of alcohol consumption in oral cancer patients. Materials & methods: The present study was conducted with the aim of assessment of incidence of alcohol consumption in oral cancer patients. For the present study, a total of 50 oral cancer patients were enrolled over a time period of 3 years. Detailed clinical examination was done in all the patients. Histopathology reports were assessed for confirming the diagnoses of oral cancer. The patients were broadly categorized as drinker and non-drinker. Detailed medical history and habit history in all the patients was obtained. All the results were compiled in Microsoft excel sheet and were analyzed by SPSS software. Results: Alcohol consumption history was present in 20 subjects. Therefore, overall incidence of alcohol consumption among oral cancer patients in the present study was 40 percent. Conclusion: Alcohol definitely plays a contributing role in development of oral cancer. However; further studies are recommended.
Received: 12 May 2018 Revised: 18 June 2018 Accepted: 20 June 2018
Corresponding author: Dr. Suresh Paul Attokaran, Smile Dental Sector-2, Nerul West, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, India
This article may be cited as: Attokaran SP. Assessment of Incidence of Alcohol Consumption in Oral Cancer Patients: An Observational Study. Int J Res Health Allied Sci 2018; 4(6):5-7.
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