Take these steps to avoid oral cancer
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Take these steps to avoid oral cancer

Dr. Talia Henkle
Dr. Talia Henkle

In 10 seconds? An international committee of experts has reviewed the evidence on the best ways to prevent oral cancer (cancers of the lips and mouth). And good news! Multiple concrete actions, namely limiting tobacco and alcohol consumption, can be taken to significantly reduce risk.

I didn’t know I needed to be worried about oral cancer… I’m not suggesting you worry–just providing data! Oral cancer is a prominent type of cancer worldwide, ranking 16th in overall cancer mortality. Research has identified multiple risk factors for oral cancers. Of interest, many of these risk factors can be intentionally modified, something that isn’t always the case with cancer.

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