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Evaluation of Head and Neck Cancer Awareness and Screening Status in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Evaluation of Head and Neck Cancer Awareness and Screening Status in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Alhazzazi, Turki Y;
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 Abstract
Background: Head and neck cancer (HNC) is one of the deadliest cancers worldwide. Early detection is a key determinant of HNC prognosis. Hence, raising awareness of this disease may improve survival rates. The present study evaluated the level of awareness and screening status for HNC in the general population of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Materials and Methods: An e-questionnaire was distributed during our HNC awareness campaign at the Red Sea Mall in Jeddah. The questions assessed HNC knowledge and screening status among participants. Results: Of the 112 respondents, 68% indicated that they had no knowledge of HNC. Social media was the major source of information (39%) for respondents. The majority (40%) believed that it was the joint responsibility of dentists, dental hygienists, and general physicians to screen for HNC; 82% had never been screened. Conclusions: Knowledge and awareness of HNC must be increased in the general population and among dental health professionals.
 Keywords
Head and neck cancer;HNC;oral cancer;awareness;screening;
 Language
English
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