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How can head and neck cancer be prevented?

The following are preventive measures for head and neck cancer:
  • Quit smoking.
  • Limit alcohol intake to two or fewer drinks per day.
  • Improve your diet by eating the following:
  1. five fruits and vegetables each day
  2. whole grains, breads, cereals, pastas, rice and beans
  3. fewer red meats and processed meats, such as hot dogs, sausages, and lunch meats
  • Avoid human papilloma virus (HPV) infection.
  • Tell your doctor about any lump or sore in your mouth that does not heal, a sore throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing, or a change or hoarseness in your voice.

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