Oral cancer and treatment information involved in therapeutic decision-making

doi: 10.7417/CT.2019.2136

  • M. S. Rini Private practice of Dentistry, University of Bologna
  • S. Zerbo Dpt of Health Promotion, maternal and Child care, “G.D’Alessandro”, Legal Medicine Section, University of Palermo, Italy
  • E. Ventura Spagnolo Dpt of Health Promotion, maternal and Child care, “G.D’Alessandro”, Legal Medicine Section, University of Palermo, Italy
  • G. Malta Dpt of Health Promotion, maternal and Child care, “G.D’Alessandro”, Legal Medicine Section, University of Palermo, Italy
  • G. Baldino Dpt of Health Promotion, maternal and Child care, “G.D’Alessandro”, Legal Medicine Section, University of Palermo, Italy
  • A. Argo Dpt of Health Promotion, maternal and Child care, “G.D’Alessandro”, Legal Medicine Section, University of Palermo, Italy

Abstract

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.


Objectives
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

Published
2019-06-06
How to Cite
RINI, M. S. et al. Oral cancer and treatment information involved in therapeutic decision-making. La Clinica Terapeutica, [S.l.], v. 170, n. 3, p. e216 - e222, june 2019. ISSN 1972-6007. Available at: <http://www.clinicaterapeutica.it/ojs/index.php/ClinicaTerapeutica/article/view/426>. Date accessed: 22 oct. 2019.