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Spectrum of Head-Neck cancers at Allahabad.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Indian journal of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery : official publication of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India
2231-3796
Publication Date
Volume
53
Issue
1
Pages
16–21
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/BF02910972
PMID: 23119744
Source
Medline
Keywords
  • Allahabad
  • Cancer
  • Head-Neck

Abstract

A retrospective study of Head-Neck malignancy was conducted at Allahabad over a period of twenty two years from 1975 to 1996. During this period, 5,386 new Head-Neck Cancer cases were reported. Peak presentation of males was in sixth decade and in females it was in fifth decade of life. The sex ratio in this series was 3∶6∶1 while reverse sex ratio was observed in malignancies of thyroid, alveolus-gingiva, nasal cavity and post-cricoid region. Oral cavity lesion was the predominant cancer followed by larynx and oropharyngeal malignancy. Histologically, majority (89.97%) were squamous cell carcinoma with varied differentiation. Factors responsible for the high incidence of Head-Neck Cancers are discussed. An argent need is felt for the prevention and cessation strategies to achieve the goal of smoke free society by the year 2000 as expressed by Dr. Knoop so as to revert back the present trend of preventable Head-Neck Cancers.

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