The incidence, and mortality from oral cancer has risen in several regions of Europe. In the early stages oral cancer remains asymptomatic. Proper (systematic) visual inspection of the oral cavity may lead to identifying early asymptomatic disease and people at risk. Most oral cancers are however, detected at a late stage due to delays in diagnosis, when treatment is complex, costly and has poor outcomes.
This website provides information for dental and primary health care professionals in key aspects of early diagnosis and prevention of oral cancer.