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How many people with throat cancer are nonsmokers and have no known risk factors?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
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In brief: Not many.

These are probably rare.
The most common causes are tobacco use (including smokeless) and alcohol use. Nasopharyngeal cancers can be found in mediterranian peoples who usually have epstein-barr virus.

In brief: Not many.

These are probably rare.
The most common causes are tobacco use (including smokeless) and alcohol use. Nasopharyngeal cancers can be found in mediterranian peoples who usually have epstein-barr virus.
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