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The Health ministry says new 2,500 oral cancer patients have been identified annually.

The Ministry of Health says according to a new cancer data research 2,500 cancer patients are being identified annually.  Accordingly six new oral cancer patients per day are being recognized.  It has been revealed that 1,888 male and 534 female cancer patients are among the those detected .   The ministry also said it has been reported that most of the males are being subjected to oral cancer.  The oral cancer triggered due to consumption of betels, tobacco and aericunt related products, smoking and alcohol.  The ministry said all facilities have been provided at clinics to test oral cancer.  The people can obtain the service from the pre detection-cancer center which was established in Narahenpita.