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Oral Cancer: Screening

Release Date: November 2013

Recommendation Summary

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Asymptomatic Adults

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for oral cancer in asymptomatic adults.


Go to the Clinical Considerations section for suggestions for practice regarding the I statement.

Literature scans conducted in May 2018 in the MEDLINE, DARE, and PubMed databases and the Cochrane Library showed a lack of new evidence to support an updated systematic review on the topic at this time. See the Literature Surveillance Report under the Supporting Documents section of this webpage. 

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Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

Current as of: November 2013

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Oral Cancer: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2016.

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