ISSN : 0975-9492


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Title : Awareness about Throat Cancer in Health care professionals and non professionals
Authors : Safila Naveed, Afreen Zafar, Asra Hameed
Keywords : Throat cancer, larynx, malignant, benign, smoking, alcohol consumption
Issue Date : November 2014
Abstract :
Throat cancer can originate in the larynx, thyroid gland or squamous cells lining the pharynx. It can be malignant or benign. It awareness is very low in public. Risk factors for throat cancer include smoking and heavy alcohol consumption. Symptoms include voice changes, such as hoarseness, the sensation of something stuck in the throat, and persistent pain. Our study aims to find its awareness in different professionals. Data was collected from 100 professionals (20 non-medicals, 80 medicals). In the medical group of professionals 20 pharmacists, 20 doctors, 20 pharmacy students and 20 MBBS/BDS students was selected randomly for our survey. This survey was done in Karachi. The awareness rate is high in doctors and then in pharmacy students. In the non- medical professionals the awareness rate is very low, that is less than 50%. According to our survey report, Doctors have awareness about this type of cancer almost 87.5%. Pharmacy students have awareness about throat cancer almost 72%. Pharmacists have awareness about this type of cancer almost 58%. MBBS/BDS students aware about throat cancer 69%. The awareness should be 100% in all the medical professionals. Steps must be taken to increase it awareness in public.
Page(s) : 770-776
ISSN : 0975-9492
Source : Vol. 5, No.11