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Types of Cancer

Types of Cancer

Oral cavity cancer, or just oral cancer, is cancer that starts in the mouth (also called the oral cavity). Mouth cancer is a cancer that can develop in any part of the mouth, including the tongue, the gums, the palate (roof of the mouth), under the tongue, the skin lining the mouth or the lips.It is twice as common in men as it is in women . Some people develop mouth cancer for no apparent reason. However, certain risk factors increase the chance of developing cancer in mouth . These include:

Smoking. Mouth cancer is just one cancer which has a much higher incidence in smokers than in non-smokers.

Alcohol. Drinking a lot of alcohol can increase your risk of developing mouth cancer.

Chewing tobacco or the betal leaf.

The human papillomavirus (HPV) may increase your risk of mouth cancer.

There are some conditions affecting the mouth, such as leukoplakia and erythroplakia.

which can increase the risk of a cancer development.

Mouth cancer is not hereditary, so does not run in families.



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