Please take a moment to read about Oral Cancer. Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer among men.
Risk factors for oral cancer include:
- Smoking. Cigarette, cigar, or pipe smokers are six times more likely than nonsmokers to develop oral cancers.
- Smokeless tobacco users. Users of snuff or chewing tobacco increase their risk of cancer to the oral cavity.
- Excessive consumption of alcohol. Oral cancers are about six times more common in drinkers than in nondrinkers. Although alcohol is less potent than tobacco in causing oral cancers, the combination of alcohol with tobacco results in a much higher risk of developing oral cancers, compared to either agent alone.
- Family history of cancer.
- Excessive sun exposure for lip cancer.
- Poor dietary habits.
- Smoking marijuana.