Poor Oral Health Influences Head and Neck Cancer Patient Survival: An International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology Consortium Pooled Analysis

Poor oral health has been reported as an independent risk factor for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. In a study published in September 2023 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, in which an analysis was presented of the largest cohort of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma patients used to investigate the impact of oral health on survival, strong associations between retention of natural teeth and dental visits and better survival were identified.

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