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Risk Factors for Mouth cancer

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Alcohol What You Don't Know Can Harm You: NIAAA (Excerpt)

Long-term heavy drinking increases the risk of developing certain forms of cancer, especially cancer of the esophagus, mouth, throat, and voice box. Women are at slightly increased risk of developing breast cancer if they drink two or more drinks per day. Drinking may also increase the risk for developing cancer of the colon and rectum. (Source: excerpt from Alcohol What You Don't Know Can Harm You: NIAAA)

What You Need To Know About Cancer -- An Overview: NCI (Excerpt)

The use of smokeless tobacco (chewing tobacco and snuff) causes cancer of the mouth and throat. Precancerous conditions, tissue changes that may lead to cancer, often begin to go away after a person stops using smokeless tobacco. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer -- An Overview: NCI)

What You Need To Know About Cancer -- An Overview: NCI (Excerpt)

Heavy drinkers have an increased risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, larynx, and liver. (People who smoke cigarettes and drink heavily have an especially high risk of getting these cancers.) Some studies suggest that even moderate drinking may slightly increase the risk of breast cancer. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer -- An Overview: NCI)

Risks factors for Mouth cancer: medical news summaries:

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About risk factors:

Risk factors for Mouth cancer are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Mouth cancer makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Mouth cancer. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Mouth cancer. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.

 

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