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what are some actions that increase the risk of mouth cancer?

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Dr. Reid Winick
Dentistry 33 years experience
Smoking: Smoking, and chewing tobacco and oral sex if someone has hpv.
Dr. steven Present
Dentistry 43 years experience
Alcohol & Tobacco: Although a family history of cancer is very important, tobacco (smoking, snuff and chewing tobacco) and excessive use of alcohol are known risk factors. However, when you use both the risk factor increases exponentially.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Oral sex: In addition to tobacco and alcohol use recent studies suggest that oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, one of the most common oral cancers is on the rise in young people (35 and younger) because of high risk sexual behavior. It is thought that transmission of human papilloma virus type 16 or 18 can influence cellular changes in the mucosa to undergo malignancy.

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