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Alcohol and smoking a strong risk factors for mouth cancer

Alcohol and smoking (including cannabis) are major contributory factors in mouth cancer. The cancer can affect the lips, tongue, cheek and throat. 1,700 deaths each year in the US are due to mouth cancer. However, the public is generally unaware of the symptoms and causes of mouth cancer. Symptoms include persistent ulcer or red or white patches in the mouth. Treatment is only successful if detected and treated early.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by News Scotsman

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About: Alcohol and smoking a strong risk factors for mouth cancer

Date: 7 November 2004

Source: News Scotsman

Author: Lyndsay Moss


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