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Flashcards in Oral squamous cell carcinoma - Pathology Deck (7):
1

What percentage of oral cancers does this make up?

> 90%

2

What are the variable presentations of oral squamous cell carcinoma?

White
Red
Speckled
Ulcer
Lump

3

What are the high risk sites in the mouth for oral squamous cell carcinoma?

Floor of the mouth
Lateral border and ventral tongue
Soft palate
Retromolar pad
Tonsular pillars

4

Aetiological factors for SSC?

Tobacco
Alcohol
HPV 16 and 18
Chronic infections
Nutritional deficiencies
Genetics
Post transplant
A patient with a history of a primary oral SSC is at increased risk of developing a new second primary SSC

5

How are SSCs graded?

By degree of differentiation:
Well differentiated: very obviously squamous cells
moderately differentiated
poorly differentiated: may be difficult to identify tumour cells as epithelial

6

What is the treatment for SSC?

Surgery with or without adjuvant therapy

7

What is the five year survival of SSC?

40-50%

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