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What to ask your doctor about mouth cancer

Men and women discussing mouth cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Am I more likely to get cancer of the mouth or oropharynx than anyone else?
  • I used to smoke so does this mean I will get a mouth or oropharyngeal cancer?
  • I used to chew tobacco so does this mean I will get a mouth or oropharyngeal cancer?
  • How can I give up smoking?
  • What is a safe amount of alcohol to drink each week?
  • How will I know if I have cancer of the mouth or oropharynx?
  • Will my diet increase my risk of a mouth or oropharyngeal cancer?
  • A family member has mouth cancer so am I more at risk?
  • What can I do to lower my risk of mouth and oropharyngeal cancer?
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Updated: 2 October 2014