The below risk factors may increase your chance of developing oral cancer:
- Chronic consumption of alcohol and tobacco
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- A small correlation due to genetics and family history
Oral Cancer used to be considered an older person’s disease but due to HPV, we now see oral cancer in younger patients, even those who are non-users of tobacco and alcohol. Learn more about oral cancer and how our office screens for oral cancer for earlier diagnosis and treatment.