Incidence of Oral Cancer as Reported at Regional Cancer Centre, Bikaner during the Year 2002-2008

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2012,2,1,290-292.
Published:February 2012
Type:Short Communications
Author(s) affiliations:

 S Jain, V Panwar, S Jakhar, M Bardia, S Bishnoi, N Sharma         

Acharya Tulsi Regional Cencer Treatment and Research Institute and Dental Department, S P. Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.                        


Oral cancer is one of the commonest cancer in India. No study highlighting the incidence of oral cancer has been reported from Bikaner, Rajasthan. To know the incidence of oral cancer cases reported at the center. A single institutional retrospective study of seven years from 2002 to 2008 was designed. Data of oral cancer cases reported during 2002 to 2008 was retrieved from the records. The data obtained was tabulated and comparison drawn on the observed variables. Results showed a high incidence of oral cancer at our Institution. Tongue is the most common site in these cases. Oral cancer is more common among males. Properly structured site specific data like this can augment National Cancer Registry Programme and is an essential indication for the magnitude and pattern of cancer problem in this region.

Incidence of oral Cancer