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What causes head and neck cancers?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Many Causes

Tobacco smoking and chewing is the largest cause of head/neck cancers.
A significant number are caused by viruses (epstein barr virus, human pailoma virus); alcohol and less commonly hereitary factors also play a role.

In brief: Many Causes

Tobacco smoking and chewing is the largest cause of head/neck cancers.
A significant number are caused by viruses (epstein barr virus, human pailoma virus); alcohol and less commonly hereitary factors also play a role.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care
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In brief: Tobacco usage

Head and neck cancers include cancers involving the throat, tongue, mouth, nose , and sinuses.
Cigarette smoking is closely associated with throat cancer and chewing tobacco causes cancer in the mouth. Nasal and sinus cancers happen more often because of genetic predisposition rather than some external irritant like smoke.

In brief: Tobacco usage

Head and neck cancers include cancers involving the throat, tongue, mouth, nose , and sinuses.
Cigarette smoking is closely associated with throat cancer and chewing tobacco causes cancer in the mouth. Nasal and sinus cancers happen more often because of genetic predisposition rather than some external irritant like smoke.
Dr. Latisha Smith
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