Jos Journal of Medicine

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Head/Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: - Prevention Strategy

BM Mandong, JA Ngbea, AS Adoga


Background:-Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma is the most common histological subtypes of Head and neck tumour. It consist of 4-5% of all cancer and the fourth leading cause of cancer death in developed and developing nations of America and Africa. Objective:-To describe the epidemiological pattern of Head and Neck squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) in Northern Nigeria and to review risk factors and prevention strategies. Methods:-Review of literature published from northern Nigeria from 2000 to 2010. The authors also reviewed strategy for cancer prevention with special emphasis to tobacco cigarette as the major risk factors. Search; head and neck tomours, squamous cell tomours, strategies for prevention.  

Key Words:-Squamous cell carcinoma, Tobacco cigarette, Northern Nigeria
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