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Jersey City, NJ
A 33-year-old female asked:

Does biting the skin inside your mouth really cause oral cancer? i have been doing that since i was a kid

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: No worries. You may develop some scar tissue, but not cancer. Factors that can contribute to oral cancer include heavy alcohol use, tobacco in all forms including chewing tobacco, and HPV infection.
Last updated Jun 26, 2018
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