Despite a steady decrease in the number of people who smoke in the last ten years, a new research study has shown the number of tongue cancer diagnoses in young women, has soared by an alarming 385 per cent over the last three decades.

Tina Quinn spoke with one of the researchers who conducted the study, Associate Professor Carsten Palme, Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Service at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse about why a cancer historically associated with older men, is now affecting young women with little to no risk factors.

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