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Can you tell me if this type of cancer is avoidable by not smoking or drinking?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Several

Oropharyngeal cancer. Even cervical cancer is increased in smokers. But not smoking or drinking is not protective. This just reduces your risk.

In brief: Several

Oropharyngeal cancer. Even cervical cancer is increased in smokers. But not smoking or drinking is not protective. This just reduces your risk.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: And the cancer

You wanted to ask about you forgot to mention.
Tobacco is assocated with lung, bladder, pancreas, other and head and neck cancers and esophagus. Alcohol joins tobacco in the latter two. Breast cancer is not associated with either. People smoking and drinking as weel as those who do not have sex, and frequent multiple sexual partners assocaited with cervix, anal ca's.

In brief: And the cancer

You wanted to ask about you forgot to mention.
Tobacco is assocated with lung, bladder, pancreas, other and head and neck cancers and esophagus. Alcohol joins tobacco in the latter two. Breast cancer is not associated with either. People smoking and drinking as weel as those who do not have sex, and frequent multiple sexual partners assocaited with cervix, anal ca's.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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