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What stis in your mouth could appear like oral cancer?

What stis in your mouth could appear like oral cancer?

Not enough evidence: There is not enough evidence to suggest that using mouthwash that contains alcohol will increase the risk of mouth cancer. The most important risk factors for oral cancer are smoking and drinking more than three drinks a day. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Can using mouthwash with alcohol really cause oral cancer?

Can using mouthwash with alcohol really cause oral cancer?

Risk is low. : Alcohol use does increase the risk of oral cancer. Some mouthwashes contain as much as 19% alcohol. If this is a concern for you , use one of the many without alcohol. Remain aware of the other risk factors of oral cancer, especially tobacco. Wise of you to be thinking this way. ...Read more

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If alcohol drinking leads to oral cancer, then does this mean that using mouth wash also may cause cancer?

If alcohol drinking leads to oral cancer, then does this mean that using mouth wash also may cause cancer?

Good question: Alcohol, by itself, is not nearly as strong a risk factor for oral cancer as alcohol and smoking. Inflammation of the oral cavity can increase the risk of oral cancer. Most alcohol based mouth rinses are formulated not to irritate and therefore have significantly less of a carcinogenic effect. ...Read more

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Can mouthwashes containing peroxide cause mouth cancer?

Doubtful: The most common problem with the chronic use of peroxide is developing a yeast or fungal infection. This is due to the fact that the normal bacterial flora in the mouth has been disrupted and you get an overgrowth. ...Read more

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Head and neck cancer use mouthwash more than toothpaste?

Head and neck cancer use mouthwash more than toothpaste?

Use both: It is extremely important to keep your mouth healthy during cancer treatment. You should brush 3 times a day floss 2 times a day and ask your dentist for a flouride gel or mouthwash with flouride in it. Act rinse or the generic equivalent is in drug stores over the counter. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's impossible for e liquid to cause oral cancer?

Please advise if it's impossible for e liquid to cause oral cancer?

E-liquid etc.: There are different brands and ingredients in the liquids used in electronic cigarettes. If it contains nicotine, which many do, there is still potential risk. Personally i would not want to inhale any of these materials. See the following for some basic information. Research your particular brand but take whatever they say with a grain of salt. http://www.v2cigs.com/blog/2013/09/whats-in-your-e-. ...Read more

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How do you get oral cancer?

Several possibile: Oral sex, has become a major cause, due to the hpv virus. Hpv has been spreading oral cancer much more rapidly than in years past. Multiple sex partners has been shown to expand the incidence of probability exponentially. Heavy smoking, heavy drinking and an unhealthy lifestyle are also contributors. ...Read more

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How can you get oral cancer?

How can you get oral cancer?

Varies: The common squamous carcinomas of the oropharynx are most often caused by tobacco, with alcohol and perhaps viruses often contributing. Others such as the minor salivary gland cancers seem to just happen by dumb luck, random genetic damage. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Mouth (Oral) Cancer (Definition)

Oral cancer is any cancer located in the mouth. Symptoms are variable but include mass in the mouth, difficulty eating, and tongue problems. ...Read more


Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Mouth Cancer (Definition)

Cancer or the mouth or oral cancer. See an oral surgeon or ...Read more