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Causes of Ear Cancer

Ear cancer, although rare, can be a serious health concern. In this article, we will explore the potential causes and risk factors associated with ear cancer, shedding light on this lesser-known condition.

  • 12 Oct 2023
  • 3 min read

Are you wondering why some people get ear cancer and others don't? Is there something that puts some individuals at greater risk of developing this kind of malignancy? The answer to both these questions is yes, as research has shown there are certain factors which can influence the development of ear cancer. In this article, we will look into the causes of ear cancer in order to reduce one's chances of developing such a serious form of cancer.


How is Ear Cancer Caused?

You may be wondering, what causes ear cancer? Exposure of the outer ear skin or pinna to the sun for several years results in basal skin or squamous cell cancer near the temporal bone, which spreads and affects different structures of the ear. However, research has shown that, apart from sun exposure, certain other risk factors increase the likelihood of ear cancer, which include:

  • Fair skin: People with fair skin have more chances of developing skin cancer and, therefore, ear cancer.
  • Exposure to the sun for long hours without protection: UV rays from the sun increase the chances of skin cancer, which can lead to the development of ear cancer.
  • Frequent ear infections: Ear infections result in inflammation of the ear, which may cause cellular changes and cancer in the ear.
  • Ageing: According to research, people over 70 have a higher chance of developing skin cancer. Cellular changes occurring with age can act as triggers for the development of ear cancer.

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Ear cancer can be caused by a variety of factors. It is important to take precautions when it comes to your physical health or anything else that can have an impact on your well-being. You should always consult with your doctor if you feel any changes or discomfort in the ear area. Ultimately, the best way to protect yourself from potential causes of ear cancer is through preventive measures like limiting exposure and staying informed about any new advancements in treatment. Also, ensure that you have a health insurance plan in place to safeguard yourself against any financial stress.

Disclaimer: The above blog aims to provide general information about health and related topics. Any information provided in this blog, website or in any linked materials is not intended and should not be considered, or used as a substitute for any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is important that you contact your Doctor before starting a new medicine or health regime.

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