Other Risk Factors

Mouth Cancer Diagnosis

Mouth and throat cancers are also caused by frequent alcohol use. Three out of four patients with mouth cancer are reportedly frequent alcohol users, many of whom drink in conjunction with using tobacco products. This combined use of alcohol and tobacco results in an exponential increase in risk for tumors of the head and neck.

While most people understand that excessive exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer, fewer realize that it can cause lip cancer as well. Further, poor diet and the human papillomavirus – more commonly known as a cause of cervical cancer – have been linked to mouth and throat cancers.

Some, though very few, people have a hereditary predisposition to cancer of the head or neck.


During this time, our office remains open with limited scheduling for urgent ENT care only.
Other patients should not be seen, according to guidelines.
Patients with flu like symptoms or fever or known exposure to COVID-19
should go to urgent care or speak to their primary care physician.

Be well and don’t hesitate to reach out to us as needed.
The Staff and Doctors of The New York Otolaryngology Group