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Can chewing tobacco cause throat cancer

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Chewing tobacco: Tobacco can cause mouth cancer when chewed, and cancer in the rest of the respiratory tract when smoked. With an increased risk of cancer anywhere tob ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
It can cause it in: The first week, but it may not show up until months or years later. There is no safe level of chewing a carcinogen.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
35 years experience Interventional Radiology
No. Smokeless : No. Smokeless tobacco causes cancer of the tongue, mouth, and throat, and may also cause cancers of the stomach and intestine. These are extremely d ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
No relationship: Of thyroid cancer and smoking, but respiratory (lung, etc.) yes.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
I guess it is: .....Possible although you would be more concerned about cancer of the lip or tongue, the areas in direct contact with it. Please, don't do it. It i ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
No one knows: A minimal amount so assume any puts you at risk for disease. 1-2 times may infintessimily increase risk.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Diagnosing : Diagnosing a problem such as yours cannot be done without an examination and radiographs. Thankfully you have stopped the smokeless tobacco. Since yo ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Hard to tell: Without more information. I would suggest seeing an oral surgeon for an evaluation.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Chewing tabacco: Chewing tabacco has many known carcinogens. Betel nut chewing has also been linked to carcinogenesis.
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Any: Any amount exposes you to the risk.
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