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Neck Mass Prevention

There isn’t a known way to prevent cancerous neck masses. However, you can take steps to reduce your risk level.

You can:

  • Quit smoking or using other tobacco products
  • Reduce your use of alcohol

HPV, also called human papillomavirus, is a sexually transmitted infection. It’s a factor in many head and neck cancers. The majority of sexually active people have HPV. However, HPV can be prevented with a vaccine that is given before someone becomes sexually active — usually during adolescence.