Oral Cancer Screening (Professional)
Note: Separate PDQ summaries on Oral Cancer Prevention and Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer Treatment are also available.
There is inadequate evidence to establish whether screening would result in a decrease in mortality from oral cancer.
Magnitude of Effect: No evidence of benefit or harm.
Harms have not been systematically studied and cannot be quantified based upon the literature. However, there are some unavoidable harms that would be associated with routine screening, including:
Magnitude of Effect: Unknown.
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