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What are the major contributing factors for head and neck cancers?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Well known

Standard contributing factors include chronic smoking, regular/heavy alcohol use, tobacco chewing, poor oral and dental hygiene, betel nut chewing, hpv infection (viral).

In brief: Well known

Standard contributing factors include chronic smoking, regular/heavy alcohol use, tobacco chewing, poor oral and dental hygiene, betel nut chewing, hpv infection (viral).
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Head & Neck Cancer

Many head and neck cancers are due to the presence of the human papilloma virus (hpv), chewing tobacco, excess alcohol use, smoking, and a myriad of poorly understood promoters and carcinogens.
A good yearly exam by your dentist and a self awareness for lumps in the neck, white or red patches on the tongue, inner cheek, or palate can detect early lesions well in time for a complete cure.

In brief: Head & Neck Cancer

Many head and neck cancers are due to the presence of the human papilloma virus (hpv), chewing tobacco, excess alcohol use, smoking, and a myriad of poorly understood promoters and carcinogens.
A good yearly exam by your dentist and a self awareness for lumps in the neck, white or red patches on the tongue, inner cheek, or palate can detect early lesions well in time for a complete cure.
Dr. Morton Levitt
Dr. Morton Levitt
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