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Risk Factors for Developing Neck and Head Cancer

Updated: Nov 22, 2021

For most people with neck and head cancers, it’s due to exposure to high-risk activities. Risk factors that increase your chances of developing head and neck cancers include:




  • Prolonged exposure to sunlight, which makes you more likely to develop skin cancer

  • Drinking alcohol, chewing tobacco, smoking cigars, or smoking cigarettes increases your risk of developing tongue, throat, mouth, or voice box cancer

  • Throat cancer can be caused by HPV (Human Papillomavirus)



For further queries about the infections, diseases, and treatments of the ear, nose or throat, Dr Mohanty’s Speciality ENT Clinics in Chennai, India can help in a number of ways,

Dr Mohanty’s Speciality ENT Clinics

Manapakkam, Chennai, India.

For Consultation: +91 97910 74677

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