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There is a need for dentists to conduct routine oral cancer screening of each patient and to counsel patients with high-risk habits, in order to improve the prognosis of the disease.


The fund for this research was provided by a grant from the Regional Centre for Oral Health Research and Training Initiatives (RCORTI) for Africa, Jos, Nigeria. Our sincere appreciation goes to the Management, the Heads of the Histopathology and Medical Records Departments and the Cancer Registry Manager of the Jos University Teaching Hospital for their approval and kind contributions in the retrieval of the required data.



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