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dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, T E*
dc.contributor.authorPapanikolaou, V*
dc.contributor.authorKeogh, I J*
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-14T08:20:05Z
dc.date.available2010-07-14T08:20:05Z
dc.date.issued2010-04
dc.identifier.citationPublic knowledge of head and neck cancer. 2010, 103 (4):105-7 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102
dc.identifier.pmid20486312
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/107615
dc.description.abstractStudies show 60% of patients with newly diagnosed Head & Neck Squamous Cell Cancer in Ireland, present with advanced disease. A poor level of knowledge and awareness among the public of Head & Neck Cancer, is an important consideration in the often delayed presentation for medical attention in many of these cases. Our study surveyed 200 members of the public to assess their knowledge and awareness of Head & Neck Cancer. One hundred and forty (70%) of respondents had never encountered the term "Head & Neck Cancer". One hundred and forty six (73%) failed to identify excessive alcohol consumption as a risk factor. Less than 100 (50%) would have concern about persisting hoarseness or a prolonged oral ulcer. An urgent need exists to raise awareness of Head & Neck Cancer among the public in Ireland.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdolescent
dc.subject.meshAdult
dc.subject.meshAged
dc.subject.meshFemale
dc.subject.meshHead and Neck Neoplasms
dc.subject.meshHealth Education
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshMale
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult
dc.titlePublic knowledge of head and neck cancer.en
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Otolaryngology, Galway University Hospitals, Newcastle Rd, Galway. antoconnor@ireland.comen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-22T08:30:33Z
html.description.abstractStudies show 60% of patients with newly diagnosed Head & Neck Squamous Cell Cancer in Ireland, present with advanced disease. A poor level of knowledge and awareness among the public of Head & Neck Cancer, is an important consideration in the often delayed presentation for medical attention in many of these cases. Our study surveyed 200 members of the public to assess their knowledge and awareness of Head & Neck Cancer. One hundred and forty (70%) of respondents had never encountered the term "Head & Neck Cancer". One hundred and forty six (73%) failed to identify excessive alcohol consumption as a risk factor. Less than 100 (50%) would have concern about persisting hoarseness or a prolonged oral ulcer. An urgent need exists to raise awareness of Head & Neck Cancer among the public in Ireland.


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