Module 2:. Risk Factors and Prevention. Tobacco use Alcohol use Age over 40. Major Risk Factors for Oral Cancer are:. Additional Risk Factors Linked To Oral Cancer Include:. Exposure to UV radiation Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Nutritional deficiencies Oral lichen planus
Risk Factors and Prevention
cancer, for example:
-cigarettes -cigars -pipes
-quid -snuff -chew
According to the ACS (2004):
*Smoked cigarettes on one or more of the 30 days preceding the survey.Source: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 1991, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, National Center for
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2002.
the risk ofcheek and gum cancer.
cancers of mouth, larynx, and esophagus
DNA Damage Decreased
DNA Repair Increased then Decreased
DNA Content Decreased
Molecular and cellular effects of green tea on oral cells from smokers: A pilot study.
Schwartz JL, Vikki B, Larios E, and Chung FL.
Molecular Nutrition and Food Research.In Press, 2004.
Cell Cycle and Apoptosis Markers