A member asked:

Does smoking or chewing tobacco cause gene mutations? which mutations are most common?

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Dr. Mark Loury answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

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.

Answered 5/11/2013



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