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AHS headandneckcancer.prevention final

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Learn more about head and neck cancers and how to prevent them.

Learn more about head and neck cancers and how to prevent them.

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  • 1. 50,000 Americansare diagnosed eachyear with cancer ofthemouth, nose, throat,voice boxand salivary glands. Adena Health Systems 1
  • 2. But luckily, thesecancers are highlypreventable. Adena Health Systems 2
  • 3. Stop Smoking.Smoking is theleading cause ofmany types of headand neck cancers. Adena Health Systems 3
  • 4. Limit drinking.More than threedrinks a day alsoincreases yourrisk. Adena Health Systems 4
  • 5. Get your kidsvaccinated. Thehuman papillomavirus(HPV) accounts forbetween 80 and 90percent of all cancersof theoropharynx, whichincludes the tonsilsand the back or baseof the tongue. TheCDC recommendsvaccinating bothboys and girls beforeage 13. Talk to yourdoctor to learn more. Adena Health Systems 5
  • 6. Limit exposure totoxins. Industrialchemicals, such asasbestos, syntheticfibers, wood ornickel dust orformaldehyde alsocause cancer. Adena Health Systems 6
  • 7. When detectedearly, many headand neck cancersare highly curable. Adena Health Systems 7
  • 8. See your doctor ifyou have: White or red patches in the mouth Sores in the mouth or throat that won’t heal Difficulty chewing or swallowing Lump in your mouth or throat Ear pain or pressure Hoarseness Adena Health Systems 8