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can chewing gum cause cancer

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Life is alarming enough without people making up foolish claims to frighten you. Enjoy your gum.

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: If you are using usual chewing gum, and not tobacco laced gum, your risk is no greater than that of a normal person.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: As long as there is no tobacco in your gum, chewing gum will not increase your risk of cancer.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: I wish they were all this easy to answer. Life's too short to worry about silly fears generated by people with agendas or overactive imaginations. Th ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Throat: Could be not drinking enough fluids of a sign of silent acid relux or LPR. See an ENT doctor to check it out.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
That is not correct: There is no truth in that statement. So ignore this matter and do not be concerned about it.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Specializes in Radiology
Theorectically: http://www.livestrong.com/article/521229-harmful-effects-of-eating-sugarless-gum-everyday/ in general, artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes are ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Sudilovsky
27 years experience Pathology
NO: Oral cancers are associated with smoking, heavy alcohol use and human papilloma virus infection (especially base of tongue and tonsils). Minor trauma ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
24 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes, if you are allergic to the ingrediants of the gum.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
35 years experience Dentistry
Headache: The headache could be a sensitivity from something in the gum or possibly due to your bite (occlusion) being off. If your bite is not balanced properl ... Read More

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