The Causes and Risk Factors of Oral Cancer :
#Tobacco: About 90 percent of people with oral cancer use tobacco. The risk of developing these cancers increases with the amount smoked or chewed and the duration of the habit. Smokers are six times more likely than nonsmokers to develop these cancers.
#Alcohol: Drinking alcohol greatly increases a smoker's risk of developing oral cancer. About 75 percent to 80 percent of all patients with oral cancer drink alcohol.
#People who drink alcohol but don’t smoke have a higher risk of cancer, if they are heavy drinkers. The combination of tobacco and alcohol is deadly.
#Ultraviolet light: More than 30 percent of patients with cancers of the lip have outdoor occupations associated with prolonged exposure to sunlight.
#Poor nutrition: A diet low in fruits and vegetables is associated with an increased risk of developing oral cancer.
#Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection: The current studies indicate HPV may contribute to the development of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers in around 20 percent of people.
#Age: The likelihood of developing oral and pharyngeal cancer increases with age. Half of all cases are in persons older than age 65; 90 percent are older than age 45. https://dentistry.pulsusconference.com/call-for-abstracts