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What can I do to prevent oral cancer in my kids?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Low risk in children
Children are at very low risk for oral cancer, however, habit developed while growing up will influence risk of oral cancer later in life.
In general practicing good oral hygiene and refraining from tobacco and alcohol are good starters. Immunization against hpv virus should be discussed with your physician.

In brief: Low risk in children
Children are at very low risk for oral cancer, however, habit developed while growing up will influence risk of oral cancer later in life.
In general practicing good oral hygiene and refraining from tobacco and alcohol are good starters. Immunization against hpv virus should be discussed with your physician.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry
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In brief: Avoid risk factors.
Oral cancer is very rare in children.
There are risk factors for teens and adults that should be avoided. These include smoking tobacco and "chewing" tobacco. There are several types of oral cancers, but around 90% are squamous cell carcinomas. Tobacco use in any form by itself, and even more so in combination with heavy alcohol consumption, continues to be an important risk factor for oral cancer.

In brief: Avoid risk factors.
Oral cancer is very rare in children.
There are risk factors for teens and adults that should be avoided. These include smoking tobacco and "chewing" tobacco. There are several types of oral cancers, but around 90% are squamous cell carcinomas. Tobacco use in any form by itself, and even more so in combination with heavy alcohol consumption, continues to be an important risk factor for oral cancer.
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dr. Maurice Lindly
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
HPV infection is also a known risk factor and you may consider having the children vaccinated against HPV.
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