SRM Journal of Research in Dental Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 91--95

Trends and patterns of head-and-neck cancer among a cohort of bidi smokers: A clinical study


Juhi Gupta1, Md Asadullah1, Sarah Mariam2, Vipul Jain3, Pradhuman Verma1, Neha Agarwal4 
1 Department of Oral Pathology/Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dr. Z.A. Dental College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Periodontology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
3 Raj Bala Dental Center, B-90, Ramesh Vihar, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Department of Periodontics and Community Dentistry, Dr. Z.A. Dental College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Juhi Gupta
Department of Oral Pathology/Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dr. Z.A. Dental College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
India

Background: In India, bidi smoking is prevalent among people of low socioeconomic status as it is cheaper than a cigarette. Aim: The aim of the current study was to analyze the pattern of distribution of oral and oropharyngeal cancer in bidi smokers in the Western Uttar Pradesh population. Materials and Methods: This unicentric cross-sectional study was conducted on patients having an exclusive habit of bidi smoking in the tertiary health care center from March 2019 to February 2022. Five hundred and eighty-five patients diagnosed with oropharyngeal or oral cancer, who were willing to share information related to the bidi smoking habit were enrolled. A Chi-square test and unpaired t-test were used for the statistical analysis. Results: The base of the tongue was found to be the most common site of oral cancer. It was our observation that 61.75% of men had cancer in the oropharynx, and about 34.8% had cancer in the oral cavity. Conclusion: Bidi smoke is dangerous and contains many carcinogenic agents. Bidi smokers have an increased risk of oropharyngeal cancer as compared to oral cancer.


How to cite this article:
Gupta J, Asadullah M, Mariam S, Jain V, Verma P, Agarwal N. Trends and patterns of head-and-neck cancer among a cohort of bidi smokers: A clinical study.SRM J Res Dent Sci 2022;13:91-95


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Gupta J, Asadullah M, Mariam S, Jain V, Verma P, Agarwal N. Trends and patterns of head-and-neck cancer among a cohort of bidi smokers: A clinical study. SRM J Res Dent Sci [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Sep 30 ];13:91-95
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