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Alcohol blamed for rise in oral cancer

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Rising alcohol consumption is being blamed for a sharp increase in the number of people in their forties developing oral cancers.

Figures released by Cancer Research UK indicate rates of mouth, tongue, lip and throat cancer have risen by about 25% over the past ten years.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.

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