Oral Cancer Chairside Guide

Prevention and patient management

Oral Cancer Chairside Guide

Up to 70% of oral cancers are preceded by premalignant oral lesions, such as persistent red or white patches in the mouth. This chairside guide focuses on the most common sites of oral cancer: the tongue, the insides of the cheeks, and the floor of the mouth.

Oral health professionals are well-placed to screen high-risk patients for early signs of oral cancer. Survival rates can be improved with early detection and timely referral to multi-disciplinary treatment centres.