Nancy: I was diagnosed at age 54. I was a very light smoker and quit altogether at 30. They attribute my oral cancer to tobacco. But I have my own idea about it – I used to chew a pack a day of Trident or some other sugar-free gum, chewing constantly. Food for thought.
Ed: I used Listerine 3-5 per a day for years because I thought I had bad breath. I would swish and gargle way back. When I developed cancer at the back of my tongue, HPV negative, I was sure that was the reason.
Eva: I was very angry about something when I developed the ulcer on my tongue. I was articulating my feelings, but they weren’t being heard or acted upon. I believe that is why my cancer manifested itself in my tongue.
So, what was the cause of your oral cancer if it wasn’t tobacco or HPV?