Journal of Oral Research and Review

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34--39

Natural ways to prevent and treat oral cancer


Shweta Danaraddi, Anila Koneru, Santosh Hunasgi, Surekha Ramalu, M Vanishree 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Navodaya Dental College, Raichur, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Shweta Danaraddi
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Navodaya Dental College, Raichur 584103, Karnataka
India

Oral cancer is one of the usual causes of mortality all over the world, with a five-year survival rate of only 50%. Oral cancers are treated primarily by surgery with / without adjuvant radiotherapy and / or chemotherapy. However, there is significant post-treatment morbidity and mortality secondary to recurrences. Dietary supplements like fruits and vegetables are rich in phytochemicals and provide a variety of antioxidants like vitamin A, C, E. Spirulina, Selenium, Green tea (EGCG), Neem, Tomatoes (lycopene), Turmeric (curcumin), and some medicinal mushrooms are also used as chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic agents. This overview emphasizes on natural therapies to fight against oral cancer. Thus, there are several natural compounds that can enhance the prevention of oral cancer.


How to cite this article:
Danaraddi S, Koneru A, Hunasgi S, Ramalu S, Vanishree M. Natural ways to prevent and treat oral cancer.J Oral Res Rev 2014;6:34-39


How to cite this URL:
Danaraddi S, Koneru A, Hunasgi S, Ramalu S, Vanishree M. Natural ways to prevent and treat oral cancer. J Oral Res Rev [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Sep 17 ];6:34-39
Available from: http://www.jorr.org/article.asp?issn=2249-4987;year=2014;volume=6;issue=1;spage=34;epage=39;aulast=Danaraddi;type=0