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How much does family history, heredity, and ethnicity play into developing oral cancer, or is it primarily caused by tobacco, alcohol etc..

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Smoking/chewing

Genetics can and does play a role in the incidence of oral cancers and all other cancer. However, there is no question that smoking and especially chewing tobacco long term puts you at a much higher overall risk of getting oral cancer.
This risk is compounded with high usage of alcohol as well.

In brief: Smoking/chewing

Genetics can and does play a role in the incidence of oral cancers and all other cancer. However, there is no question that smoking and especially chewing tobacco long term puts you at a much higher overall risk of getting oral cancer.
This risk is compounded with high usage of alcohol as well.
Dr. Kevin Considine
Dr. Kevin Considine
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Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mostly smoking

Though family history and genes always can play a role in susceptibility to cancer, the biggest factor is tobacco in any form, and alcohol contributes.

In brief: Mostly smoking

Though family history and genes always can play a role in susceptibility to cancer, the biggest factor is tobacco in any form, and alcohol contributes.
Dr. Henry Bloom
Dr. Henry Bloom
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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

Major culprit of oral cancer is nicotine and alcohol .
Ethnicity, family history znd heredity have not been implicated in common forms of oral cancer.

In brief: None

Major culprit of oral cancer is nicotine and alcohol .
Ethnicity, family history znd heredity have not been implicated in common forms of oral cancer.
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
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