While these techniques will not stop some patients from developing cancer, it will reduce his or her risk. Preventing oral cavity cancer starts by avoiding lifestyle habits that are known to cause cancer. These are some prevention techniques to reduce your risk:
- Stop smoking
- Stop drinking alcohol
- Increase fruits and vegetables in your diet
- Protect your lips from the sun
- Make sure dental devices fit comfortably
The next step to preventing oral cavity cancer is to perform oral exams. Precancerous tumors can develop into cancer if not treated. By diagnosing and treating these abnormalities before it develops into a cancer can prevent drastic cancer treatment.
To help you reduce your risk, Florida Hospital can help you stop smoking, avoid alcohol and learn to eat a healthy diet.