Cancer screening guidelines to detect Oral Potentially Malignant lesions

  • Assessment of History, types and duration of tobacco use
  • Extraoral examination

    Inspection of the head and neck region for asymmetry, Tenderness or, swelling, Palpation of the submandibular, neck and supraclavicular regions for lymph nodes, paying particularattention to size, number, tenderness and mobility, Inspection and palpation of the lips and perioral tissues for abnormalities.

  • Intraoral examination

    Systematic inspection and palpation all oral soft tissues paying particularattention to the high-risk sites for the development of oral cancer including the lateral and ventral aspects of the tongue, floor of mouth and the soft palate

  • Referrals for management