Smoking can be a major reason for throat cancer, and if it is diagnosed at early stages, then it can be prevented. One has to be cautious of the risk factors that can increase the chances of throat cancer. The bottom line is to stay away from all causes that lead to throat cancer and undergo preventive health checkups periodically to prevent unexpected health issues.
Other factors that can keep this cancer away are quitting smoking and tobacco for good; avoid consuming alcohol and eating a balanced diet. Another precautionary measure suggested by doctors is HPV vaccine that can protect you from HPV virus, which is considered a major cause of throat cancer. Spreading awareness about the benefits of periodic health check-ups and harmful effects of tobacco can help many people from preventing health hazards like throat cancer.
Explore more about throat cancer causes and risk factors, early signs and symptoms, types and stages, prevention and diagnosis.
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