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What are the risk factors for oral cancer?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Tobacco use

The use of tobacco- either smoking or chewing it is the biggest risk factor.

In brief: Tobacco use

The use of tobacco- either smoking or chewing it is the biggest risk factor.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry

In brief: Many factors

There are many risk factors with regards to oral cancer.
Some are: tobacco use of any kind, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and snuff, among others heavy alcohol use excessive sun exposure to your lips a sexually transmitted virus called human papillomavirus (hpv).

In brief: Many factors

There are many risk factors with regards to oral cancer.
Some are: tobacco use of any kind, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and snuff, among others heavy alcohol use excessive sun exposure to your lips a sexually transmitted virus called human papillomavirus (hpv).
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dr. Richard Ruden
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Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry

In brief: Multi focal

The usual suspects, smoking, too much alcohol, poor diet and now.
...Oral sex with someone who might have the hps virus.

In brief: Multi focal

The usual suspects, smoking, too much alcohol, poor diet and now.
...Oral sex with someone who might have the hps virus.
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dr. Jonathan Engel
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