The Oral Cancer Risk You Might Not Know About

April 14, 2015 12:25 PM

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The Oral Cancer Risk You Might Not Know About

Sexually transmitted disease might not be top of mind during a semi-annual dental checkup, but perhaps it should be.

Some behavioral risk factors for oral cancer, like being a smoker, chewing tobacco or drinking heavily are well-known, but in the last few years, reports have shown that 72 percent of oropharyngeal cancers (cancers that develop in the back of the mouth), are actually caused by another risk factor --...

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