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  Increased Risk of Mouth/Throat Cancer  
 
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In many cases the exact cause of cancer is not known. However, the primary cause of mouth and throat cancer is smoking. People who drink excess alcohol are also at risk and when mixed with tobacco use, their chance of developing cancer is much greater.

Another factor of cancers of the mouth, especially in the lips is prolonged exposure to sunlight or sun-beds, this is also the major cause of skin cancer. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, try to wear a wide brimmed hat and apply a high factor sun-cream to your face and lips.

Regular inhalation of coal dust, asbestos and diesel fumes may also increase the risk of developing throat cancer.
 

 
 

Risk factors for Increased Risk of Mouth/Throat Cancer:
 
 
Addictions  Alcohol-related Problems

Environment / Toxicity

  Cigarette Smoke Damage
  Sun Damage/Overexposure

Infections

  Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)
 The Epstein-Barr virus is also known to be a risk factor in the development of cancer of the throat. The Epstein-Barr virus is the virus that causes mononucleosis. However, infection with the virus alone is not sufficient to cause cancer, since this cancer is quite rare and mononucleosis is quite common.

Lifestyle

  (History of) chewing tobacco use
 Chewing tobacco is known to cause cancer of the mouth.

Symptoms - Cancer

  History of mouth/throat cancer

Symptoms - Environment

  Significant/severe diesel exhaust exposure
 Regular inhalation of coal dust, asbestos and diesel fumes may also increase the risk of developing throat cancer.
 
 

Increased Risk of Mouth/Throat Cancer suggests the following may be present:
 
 
Addictions  Alcohol-related Problems
 
 

Recommendations for Increased Risk of Mouth/Throat Cancer:
 
 
Diet  Alcohol Avoidance

Habits

  Tobacco Avoidance
 
 


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