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How to Avoid The Risk Factors for Mouth Cancer

Avoid the risk factors for mouth cancer. These include:

  • Smoking tobacco – cigarettes, roll-ups, cigars, pipes or cannabis.

  • Excessive alcohol consumption.

  • Using both tobacco and alcohol together – this greatly increases your risk.

  • Excessive exposure to sunlight or radiation (for lip cancer).

  • Chewing tobacco, betelguid, gutkha and paan.

  • A diet lacking in fruit and vegetables.

  • Viral infections, e.g., human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV can be spread through oral sex.

If you are worried about Oral Cancer or have noticed any unusual changes to your mouth or neck, contact us on (061) 305653 to arrange an examination and discuss your concerns or anything you've noticed with your dentist.

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