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Risk factors include:

  • Irritants introduced to the mouth, throat and esophagus, such as broken teeth or frequent biting of the soft tissue of cheek and gums by jagged teeth
  • Improperly fitted dentures that cause jaw irritation and similar harmful biting
  • Excessive alcohol intake, smoking or the use of chewing tobacco can overwhelm the cells in these areas and the throat and esophagus
  • Consuming toxins, hot or spicy or rough irritating foods even in small doses over a long period can cause damage to these areas negating the cells existence and triggering a compulsive create cycle on the part of those cells present

Symptoms include chronic ulcers of the mouth including the tongue, constantly irritated throat or esophagus. These may seem to reoccur or do not seem to be healing. At the highest risk are tobacco cigarette smokers. If you smoke, having a check up by a doctor to detect any early pre-cancers in the mouth, jaw or gums can save your life.