A 32-year-old male asked:
Does smoking or chewing tobacco cause gene mutations? which mutations are most common?
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: It is thought that there are two mutations necessary to develop squamous cell head and neck cancer, one of which is p53. I'm not certain about gene mutations in other tobacco related cancers or diseases.
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Last updated May 11, 2013
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