Aside from increasing the risk of esophageal cancer, a study has found that chronic gastroesophageal reflux doubles the risk of developing cancers in the upper digestive tract, particularly so for the larynx. Download the column
The mouth is in direct contact with alcohol and is thus particularly vulnerable to its toxic effects. Along with strong alcoholic drinks and tobacco, recent observations suggest that the alcohol
contained in certain mouthwashes can also increase the risk of oral cancer. Download this column
Even though the majority of cancers are associated with lifestyle, certain tumors originate with infectious agents. More than simply being responsible for cervical cancer, the human papilloma virus can also infect the cells of the throat and cause cancer of the oropharynx. We will examine a cancer with a viral origin that is little known, although its incidence is strongly increasing. Download this column.