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Can you get mouth cancer from kissing

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No, but . . .: Mouth cancer (oral cancer) is not transmitted by kissing. However, doctors believe that some throat cancers are caused by strains of HPV (human papill... Read More
Dr. Victor Zeines
Dentistry 52 years experience
NO: Cancer is not an infectious disease. Rather its a change in tissue reproduction...Kissing should not have an effect on any type of cancertransmission... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
No: No. Most common causes smoking and alcohol. See ENT doc for assessment, treatment.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Klugman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Not cancer: I can't think of any science around kissing and cancer. There are diseases that can be transferred by saliva, Mononucleosis is just one of them.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
No cancer: Not cancer but STDs can be transmitted.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Tobacco use: Not everyone who chews tobacco and smokes cigarette will end up with cancer. We all have different immune system and everyone's body reacts different... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Define Short term: What is short term? Months, few years, few days, weeks? There is high and direct correlation between smokeless tobacco and oral cancer. The chances ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Genetic Mutation: A genetic mutation occurs which causes the cancerous cells to divide uncontrollably and to not die off. This mutation can be from a genetic predisposi... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Mutations: Cancer occurs when cells mutate, divide uncontrollably, and do not die off. The mutation can occur naturally, but more often from an outside source. V... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Probably note: Oral cancers that are due to smoking are the result of chronic irritation from daily exposure to the toxins in cigarettes or smokeless tobacco. This... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
YES AND YES: Smoking has been the major risk factor for cancers of the mouth but more recently oral sex has been identified as a risk factor due to the human papil... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffry Gill
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Yes: There is no 'safe' length of time to smoke before the risk of cancer kicks in. Also, cancers often have many contributing causes--so smoking can be ju... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Probably not.: This usually takes a long time to devolop. Patients usually present ove age 50. Alcohol and tobacco use (also smokeless) are risk factors. This usu... Read More