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A 18-year-old female asked:

What is the likelihood of head and neck cancers at age 18?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Low, but...: The common smoking-related cancers aren't going to appear in a teen, but there are several cancers of salivary-gland origin that are known to occur at your age. If you have an unexplained mass anywhere, please get it seen by a capable physician.

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What causes head and neck cancers?

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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care 39 years experience
Tobacco usage: Head and neck cancers include cancers involving the throat, tongue, mouth, nose , and sinuses. Cigarette smoking is closely associated with throat cancer and chewing tobacco causes cancer in the mouth. Nasal and sinus cancers happen more often because of genetic predisposition rather than some external irritant like smoke.

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