Who is at risk of developing throat cancer?
Factors that can increase a person’s risk of throat cancer include those who smoke, excessive alcohol use, a sexually transmitted virus called the human papillomavirus, not eating enough fruits and vegetables or having gastroesophageal reflux disease.
There is no proven way to prevent throat cancer from occurring.
In order for one to reduce their risk its strongly advised to stop smoking.
Stopping smoking can be very difficult, so it’s recommended to seek help.
A person’s GP can discuss the benefits and risks of the many stop-smoking strategies.