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Recently the Cancer Society of Finland reported: The number of oral cancers has grown steadily over the last years. The growth of the number of mouth cancers among men has moderated, while among women they are becoming increasingly common.

Chief Medical Officer at the Finnish Cancer Registry Maarit Leinonen states that the increase of cancers is associated with alcohol use.

“While smoking, another risk factor, has become less common, mouth cancers continue to increase.”

“The general incidence rate of mouth cancer has been greater among men. Now women are catching up. Women’s drinking habits are approaching men’s, and the two things may be inter-connected,” Leinonen says.

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