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Oral Cancer increasing at an alarming rate among Nagpur youth

There is rise in Oral cancer among Nagpur youth according to study conducted by Regional Cancer Hospital. The cancer is prevalent among the age group of 25 – 40 years of age. The main reason for rise of cancer among the young generation is easy availability of Pan Masala, Gutkha and other tobacco related products. Youth consumes it for fun but do not have knowledge of the side effects caused by its consumption.


There is rise in Oral cancer among Nagpur youth according to study conducted by Regional Cancer Hospital. The cancer is prevalent among the age group of 25 – 40 years of age. The main reason for rise of cancer among the young generation is easy availability of Pan Masala, Gutkha and other tobacco related products. Youth consumes it for fun but do not have knowledge of the side effects caused by its consumption.

Awareness of youth about the linkage of Gutkha with oral cancer if very less. This is the reason behind rampant selling of these products and its consumption. To reduce cases of oral cancer, youth awareness program involving youths needs to be carried out.

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