Differential diagnosis of soft tissueslesions. A case report

M Serrano Torrecilla, S Merchan Morales, J Cortes-Breton Brinkmann, R Moncada Escorcia, N Martinez Rodriguez
2015 Medicina Oral  
S26 Spain, where more than 70% are patients over 60 years old. The aim of this review is to identify the different risk factors involved in the development of this disease in the elderly in order to reduce their prevalence and improve morbidity and mortality. Methods: Using the keywords "oral cavity cancer in elderly", "oral cavity cancer" and "oral cavity cancer risk factors" a literature search of articles published in the last 10 years was performed. Results: Cancer is a multifactorial
more » ... ultifactorial disease which can be influenced by a variety of factors. Genetic alterations can make the patient more susceptible to carcinogens. Interactions can occur between various factors, such as diet, alcohol, tobacco, viral infections such as HPV and family history of cancer. Conclusion: Although alcohol and tobacco are still major risk factors that must be addressed to prevent the development of cancer, advanced age has a great influence on individual susceptibility to carcinogens, so it should be considered as another risk factor of great importance. With this we must bear in mind the need and importance of our elders receive a meticulous reviews of the oral cavity often. We must not forget that the best treatment is prevention.
doi:10.4317/medoral.17643955 fatcat:45g5otszx5botgpx626mubqbu4