Role of hormonal risk factors in oral cancer development

Zsuzsanna Suba, Györgyi Maksa, Szilvia Mihályi, Dániel Takács
  • Orvosi Hetilap, April 2009, Akademiai Kiado
  • DOI: 10.1556/oh.2009.28595

Ageing is much higher oral cancer risk for women than for men

What is it about?

Oral cancer is regarded as smoking related tumor; however, the differences in smoking habits between the tumor free male and female populations are not high enough to justify the 4-5fold oral cancer incidence among men as compared with women. Moreover, there is a conspicuous accumulation of oral cancer cases among non smoker, non drinker elderly women as compared with men at the same age. These gender and age related differences in oral cancer risk suggest hormone loss as causal factor.

Why is it important?

There is a conspicuous accumulation of oral cancer cases among non smoker, non drinker elderly women as compared with men at the same age. These gender and age related differences in oral cancer risk suggest hormone loss as causal factor.

Perspectives

professor Zsuzsanna Suba
National Institute of Oncology Budapest

Recognition of high oral cancer risk in non smoker, non drinker elderly women, provides possibilities for primary tumor prevention by the restoration of hormonal and metabolic equilibrium in endangered patients.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1556/oh.2009.28595

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