Information from Cancer Research UK

Lesion recognition resource


Cancer Research UK would like to acknowledge the following clinicians for their invaluable input into the development of the Oral Cancer Recognition Toolkit:
Professor Richard Shaw, Professor Peter Brennan, Professor Saman Warnakulasuriya, Dr Afsana Safa, Mr Craig Wales, Professor Mark McGurk, Professor Crispian Scully and Dr Nigel Carter.

Oral cancer risk factors

Some of the risk factors associated with oral cancer include:

  • age
  • tobacco use (smoking and chewing)
  • betel quid (areca nut) use
  • alcohol consumption
  • human papillomavirus infection
  • low fruit and vegetable consumption

What do you think?

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