Can verrucous carcinoma be prevented?

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Because so little is known about the causes of verrucous carcinoma, there's not much you can do to prevent it. However, there may be ways you can reduce your risk for the disease. Because chewing tobacco and smoking are significant risk factors, avoiding those behaviors may help reduce the risk. Also, it's important to see a doctor if you notice any unusual growths in your mouth, genitals, or feet. This is especially true if you have diabetes or have ulcers or sores that don't heal easily. If you catch it early, verrucous carcinoma is pretty treatable.

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