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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.
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