Assessment of serum antioxidant levels in oral and oropharyngeal carcinoma patients

Vadisha Srinivas Bhat, Keerthan Ranga Nayak, Sanjay Kini, Satheesh Kumar Bhandary B, Suchetha Kumari N, Shubha P Bhat

Abstract

Oral cavity and the oropharynx are the two most common sites of cancer in the head and neck region. The exposure of mucosal surface of the oral cavity and entire oropharynx to alcohol and tobacco-related carcinogens increases the risk for developing premalignant or malignant lesions. The purpose of this study is to assess the serum levels of total antioxidant capacity, vitamin C and malondialdehyde in confirmed cases of oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma and their correlation in healthy subjects.


Citation

Bhat VS, Nayak KR, Kini S, Bhandary SK, Kumari S, Bhat SP. IJPLM. 2016;2(1):OA1 (Republished: 22 December 2016)

Keywords

Oral carcinoma; Oropharyngeal carcinoma; Total antioxidant capacity; Vitamin C; Malondialdehyde

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