Oral cancer and treatment information involved in therapeutic decision-making
Early detection of oral cancer improves survival after treatment and the quality of life. The adoption of standardized methodological protocols of screening has increased the possibilities for early identification and appropriate treatment. The informed consent must be obtained by patients before any treatment and/or surgical procedure. The clinical and surgical details must be discussed with the patient, as well as potential risks and benefits. Consent must be documented in the medical record and consent forms may serve to document the physician’s discussion with the patient.
all dentists are trained to detect the early signs of oral cancer. The health professional have a key role in identify the early signs of oral cancer in order to plan the treatment and management of the disease. The work aims to provide simple practical information to collect the patient’s consent and encouraging him to improve healthy behaviors.
Materials and Methods
are analyzed the critical issues of clinical practice in order to improve the management of oral cancer
Results and conclusions
Identify effective information approaches documented in the medical record as a tool of close communication between the patient and the physician