Posted on November 19 2014

Location of oral cancers differs in smokers, nonsmokers

The location of oral cancers differed in smokers and nonsmokers with nonsmokers having a higher proportion of cancers occur on the edge of the tongue, according to a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Related Articles Colorectal cancer Tongue Cancer Brain tumor Taste bud Halitosis The relatively high incidence of mouth squamous cell cancer in nonsmokers, especially women, without obvious causes has been noted in other studies. Traditionally, head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC) has been associated with the five “S’s” of smoking, spirits, syphilis, spices and sharp (or septic) teeth. Other risk factors include immunosuppression and diet. The role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in head and neck cancers is accepted in oropharyngeal SCC, according to background information in the study. ” To view more on this article or other articles please click here.  Location of oral cancers differs in smokers, nonsmokers