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what are the risk factors for oral cancer?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Tobacco use: The use of tobacco- either smoking or chewing it is the biggest risk factor.
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Multi focal: The usual suspects, smoking, too much alcohol, poor diet and now....Oral sex with someone who might have the hps virus.
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Many factors: There are many risk factors with regards to oral cancer. Some are: tobacco use of any kind, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and snuff, among others heavy alcohol use excessive sun exposure to your lips a sexually transmitted virus called human papillomavirus (hpv).

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