Oral Cancer Risk Factors

  • People who chew or smoke tobacco
  • People who drink alcohol in excess
  • People who drink a lot of alcohol and use tobacco
  • People who are exposed to sunlight for long periods of time
  • People with a certain type of human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • People whose immune systems are suppressed by certain medications
  • People with a skin disease called lichen planus, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), or certain inherited conditions of the blood