I'm 15 years old, and for some reason terrified I'm going to get oral cancer. I brush twice a day, use mouthwash twice a day, and floss once a day. I don't drink or use any tobacco products. Yet I'm still so scared I'm going to get oral cancer. Am I really at any risk? Thanks for the answers!
NO, you are NOT at a high risk for oral cancer. Don't dance with the boogie man that knows how to borrow problems from others. The success rate on treating cancer now days is really good so that in its self should have some reassurance of you being ok.
Start worrying in about 30-40 years.
You are not likely to experience oral cancer before then , even if you are at high risk.
You have anxiety at the very least, maybe something more becuase you have ZERO RISK in oral cancer.
This is total imagination, kid.
Bad oral hygiene does not cause oral cancer, so relax. As long as you don't smoke or chew tobacco, then you have nothing to worry about, especially at your age.
Unless it runs in the family, most likely not
Oral cancer is also not the most common so you are fine! :D
Unless there's a family history, no. When you start getting mouth sores all the time and they don't go away and stuff, then you can get worried. But I'm not sure why you're so worried. It's very rare.
Did you get vaccinated against HPV? HPV is the main non-tobacco related cause of head and neck cancers.
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