Artificial Intelligence (AI) will help physicians to more accurately identify the risk of oral cancer. Researchers at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom have developed this technology.

Researchers have developed a program to detect oral cancer using AI, a machine learning method. Physicians can use this program. This information has been informed in a report of the news agency PTI.

Researchers say that over the past decade, the number of cancers of the mouth, tongue, tonsils, and oropharyngeal has increased by 60 percent. Tobacco and alcohol consumption, viruses, aging, not eating enough fruits and vegetables increase the risk of oral cancer. Due to the delay in the detection of oral cancer, the recovery rate of this disease is low.

Physicians now have to consider pre-cancerous changes or epithelial dysplasia (OED). Then it was diagnosed with cancer by biopsy. Researchers at Sheffield say it is difficult to determine the exact grade of OED. Many times experienced pathologists also get into trouble.

Ali Khurram, a senior lecturer at the School of Clinical Dentistry in Sheffield, said the method of diagnosing oral cancer is thematic. Proper grading is important in this case. This determines whether the patient should be monitored or operated on. In this case, machine learning and AI can help in the detection and treatment of cancer. AI can accurately convey the correct grade.

Nasir Rajput, a professor at Warwick University, said the pilot project would pave the way for the development of a medical tool and work to detect early oral cancer. The successful completion of the project is expected to play an important role in saving the life of the patient.