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
Age over 40
cancer, for example:
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
Relationship Between Cell Events and Lesion Appearance
Discontinuing Smoking and
Alternative Cancer Treatments for Oral Cancer Prevention and Treatment
DNA Damage Decreased
DNA Repair Increased then Decreased
DNA Content Decreased
Green Tea Effect on Smokers Compared to Non-Smokers
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.
Background ForGreenTea Study
Cell Cycle and Apoptosis Markers
Green Tea StudySummary
Role for the Health Professional
Prevention A Key Role for the