Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 18, issue 4, P767-778 2007 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2007.0106 View full text
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Catherine F Poh, Gregory Hislop, Brenda Currie, Rick Lee, Sean Sikorski, Chris Zed, Lewei Zhang, Calum MacAulay, Miriam Pearl Rosin

Abstract: The objective of this study was to evaluate a clinic-centered oral cancer screening initiative in one of the poorest communities in Canada, assessing the need for screening and the acceptance of screening and identifying hindrances to both screening and follow-up. The study group included 204 people in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES). This was shown to be a high-risk community based on risk factors, lack of access to care, and the high frequency of oral mucosal anomalies. Acceptance of screening was hig…

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