Oral cancer is highly prevalent among estate sector due to the lack of knowledge and awareness of certain practices and practice habits such as Cigarette smoking, Alcohol consumption & betel chewing. To improve oral cancer awareness and practice needs to be inoculated preventive behaviors among the estate community.
We managed to Conducted 13 Oral Cancer Screening Programmes.
There were a high proportion of smokers, alcohol drinkers and betel chewers were screened and identified a few individuals with oral cancer. Identified patients were referred to Badulla General Hospital for further treatments.
Followed by this program they too realized the gravity of addicted with certain behaviours and agreed to quit or try their level best to minimize and come out from this agony.
By way of reducing the number of cigarettes smoked per day, the frequency of alcohol consumed and betel chewing.