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Who is at risk for head and neck cancer?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Raja Mudad
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: SMOKERS
Smoking and drinking are the biggest risk factors for head and neck cancer.
Chewing tobacco also increases the risk. Human papilloma virus is now becoming another risk factor.

In brief: SMOKERS
Smoking and drinking are the biggest risk factors for head and neck cancer.
Chewing tobacco also increases the risk. Human papilloma virus is now becoming another risk factor.
Dr. Raja Mudad
Dr. Raja Mudad
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Variable
Patients at high risk for head/neck cancer are those with history of alcohol use, long-term smoking, tobacco chewing, human papilloma virus infection, chewing betel nuts, chronic use of ill-fitting dentures, and poor dental & oral hygiene.

In brief: Variable
Patients at high risk for head/neck cancer are those with history of alcohol use, long-term smoking, tobacco chewing, human papilloma virus infection, chewing betel nuts, chronic use of ill-fitting dentures, and poor dental & oral hygiene.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Andy Chung
Chronic sun exposure may put you at risk for skin cancers of the head and neck
Dr. Hassan Arshad
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Several risks
The majority of people who get squamous cell cancer of head and neck have a strong history of tobacco use (either smoking or chewing) and/or alcohol use.
Certain throat cancers can be caused by a virus called hpv. There are other less common cancers that have other risk factors. The best thing you can do to reduce your risk is to eliminate tobacco use and moderate your alcohol consumption.

In brief: Several risks
The majority of people who get squamous cell cancer of head and neck have a strong history of tobacco use (either smoking or chewing) and/or alcohol use.
Certain throat cancers can be caused by a virus called hpv. There are other less common cancers that have other risk factors. The best thing you can do to reduce your risk is to eliminate tobacco use and moderate your alcohol consumption.
Dr. Hassan Arshad
Dr. Hassan Arshad
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