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Throat cancer
What are the main causes of throat cancer?
Cancer expert

01 Apr

Dear Mike

There are several different areas of the throat that is listed as areas where cancer of the throat can occur. These are nasopharyngeal cancer; oropharyngeal cancer; hypopharyngeal cancer; glottic cancer; supraglottic cancer; and subglottic cancer.

Factors that can increase your risk of throat cancer include: tobacco use; alcohol consumption; viral infections (epscially human papillomavirus (HPV) and Epstein-Barr virus; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); and exposure to certain toxic substances (especially at work).

·        Tobacco use, including smoking and chewing tobacco

·        Excessive alcohol use

·        Viral infections, including human papillomavirus (HPV) and Epstein-Barr virus

·        A diet lacking in fruits and vegetables

·        Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

·        Exposure to toxic substances at work


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