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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is a way to get mouth cancer?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Genetic Mutation: A genetic mutation occurs which causes the cancerous cells to divide uncontrollably and to not die off. This mutation can be from a genetic predisposition, but more often in the mouth it is cause by a carcinogenic agent, such as the use of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Smoke drink: Most common causes of oral cancer are smoking tobacco products and excessive alcohol intake.

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A male asked:

What are ways you can get mouth cancer?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Mutations: Cancer occurs when cells mutate, divide uncontrollably, and do not die off. The mutation can occur naturally, but more often from an outside source. Very high doses of radiation can be a cause, but more often in the mouth it is cigarette smoking and use of smokeless tobacco. Use of alcohol while smoking increases your chances even more.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What do you get as early symptoms of mouth cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Ulcers, hoarseness.: Oral cavity cancers present as nonhealing ulcers that can be painful. Hoarseness may be an early sign of laryngeal cancer.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are some things that increase the chances of getting mouth cancer?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Dalin
Dentistry 42 years experience
Oral cancer causes: The main causes of oral cancer are smoking, drinking excessive alcohol, chewing tobacco, and human papillovirus. Good clinical examinations are ways to catch things early.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Can a 24 year old get mouth cancer?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes: Orally cancer has been primarily a disease of older men who smoke and drink alcohol , however this has changed in the last few years. Now oral cancers are seen in young er people. This is because of the increase in hpv. Some strains are known to cause cancers. Your doctor can test for hpv., especially in women.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Can you get mouth cancer from kissing?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No, but . . .: Mouth cancer (oral cancer) is not transmitted by kissing. However, doctors believe that some throat cancers are caused by strains of HPV (human papilloma virus). HPV causes genital warts and cervical cancer. Researchers are trying to find out if vaccines like Gardasil can prevent some throat cancers, because oral sex transmits HPV viruses from one's genitals into a partners mouth and throat.

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