Common Causes Of Oral Cancer And Remedies
In this article based on research, and facts gathered, we will be discussing the common causes of oral cancer, and how to prevent them.
Oral cancer can appear anywhere in the mouth, including the inside of the cheeks and the gums. It is a type of head and neck cancer. Some factors may increase the likelihood of developing oral cancer. The risk of oral cancer increases with age; however, people younger than age 55 may develop the disease, as well. Men are also twice as likely as women to develop oral cancer.
Common Causes Of Oral Cancer
- Excessive Tobacco Use
Using tobacco, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, and snuff, is the single largest risk factor for head and neck cancer. Eighty-five percent (85%) of head and neck cancer is linked to tobacco use.
- Betel Quid
Many people in Southeast Asia and other parts of the world chew betel quid, a leaf from the betel plant wrapped around areca nut and lime. Chewing gutka, a combination of betel quid and tobacco, is also common. Both of these substances are associated with an increased oral cancer risk.
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
The human papilloma virus (HPV) is a group of viruses that affect the skin and moist membranes inside the body, such as those in the cervix, mouth and throat.
You can get an HPV infection by having sexual contact with a person who’s already infected. You do not have to have penetrative sex, just skin-to-skin contact.
Preventive Measures For Oral Cancer
(a) Do not chew tobacco.
(b) practice safe s*x by using oral dams.
(c) quit smoking.
(d) cut down on alcohol.
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