In Argentina it is estimated that 3,000 new cases are found each year & # 39; oral cancer and its origin is linked to & # 39; of & # 39 factors; risk such as tobacco and alcohol consumption and human papillomavirus.
In the National Day of fight against oral cancer, the Secretary of Health offers dental care with government & # 39; anything and carry out activities to spread and promote & # 39; prevention strategies a & # 39; oral cancer this Wednesday from 9 to 16 at the Obelisk, on the occasion of the national day of struggle against this disease.
The activity to prevent cancer of the mouth, in the country produces more than 3,000 new cases per year, is organized by the National Office of Health Oral Health Ministry of the Nation together with the Directorate General a & # 39; & # 39 Hospitals of Odontoloġiċi; Autonomous City & # 39; Buenos Aires and the University & # 39; Buenos Aires (UBA).
As part of the day was installed mobile health unit of the Faculty of Dentistry UBA to perform tests & # 39; oral pathologies, b & # 39; special emphasis on diagnosis & # 39; precancerous lesions and oral cancer. In addition, health promoters will distribute material in & # 39; information to prevent oral cancer, brochures b & # 39; recommendations for dental caries care, brushes and toothpaste.
In addition to this activity in the Obelisk, other actions & # 39; awareness and prevention of & # 39; this disease will be carried out in the provinces & # 39; Río Negro, Salta, Corrientes, Santa Fe, Mendoza, La Pampa, Buenos Aires, Neuquén and San Juan.
Oral cancer accounts for about 4% of all cancers, Namely, a & # 39; & # 39 b hundred people, cancer, four & # 39; which will be located in the oral area. In all its stages, this type of & # 39; pathology has rate & # 39; mortality & # 39; 50% and Argentina made one death every 12 hours.
On the other hand, the prevalence of & # 39; this disease is higher in men over 50 years. Statistically, men of every three women is affected.
The origin of oral cancer is linked, in & # 39; 80% of cases, with & # 39; habits and living habits such as tobacco and alcohol consumption. The human papillomavirus is also & # 39; risk factor. Other aspects to be considered are oral sepsis; consumption & # 39; very hot drinks and food; or chronic trauma to the oral mucosa, Such as teeth have sharp edges due to cavities, unadjusted prosthesis or b & # 39; sajki hurt.
Like other types of & # 39; cancer, to exercise effective prevention is important to modify some behaviors:
• Believes that tobacco is the most preventable cause of cancer.
• Avoid excessive consumption of & # 39; alcoholic beverages.
• Avoid excessive exposure to the sun (in the case of & # 39; oral cancer is very important to take care of the & # 39 part; bottom lip of & # 39; below) and is on an effective sunscreen.
• The over-consumption & # 39; red meat is also very important for the whole digestive system and other types of & # 39; cancer.
On the other hand, chronic consumption & # 39; water b & # 39; high content & # 39; Arsenic can & # 39; jippreżisponi to have oral cancer. In Argentina, there are areas with endemic regional chronic hydroarsenicism where higher rates of & # 39; cancer.
Also, immunodefiċenzi and immunodepressjonijiet (AIDS and congenital diseases) predispose certain types of & # 39; cancer.