Oral cancer in this country, according to Dr Sobial Bilal, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Dentistry, is mainly caused by smoking, chewing betel and drinking alcohol. Dr Hussein Al Wakeel, a dental officer at the IMU’s Oral Health Centre, adds that early detection of oral cancer is difficult as there are few early signs of the disease. It is easier to detect if regular visits to the dentist are made. Article is in Mandarin. Learn more about this at Understanding Oral Cancer (Nanyang Siang Pau, 21 January 2018).