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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
Chances too much!: There is no safe form of tobacco. At least 28 chemicals in smokeless tobacco have been found to cause cancer. Smokeless tobacco causes oral cancer, es ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: But it is also possible for anyone to get cancer, even if they have not been chewing tobacco. We know chewing tobacco increases the risk of certain ty ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Absolutely.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
That is a very good: ...Question. Many folks use tobacco products and never have cancer but a large number of folks suffering of different kinds of cancers have been user ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Not much time . . .: Risk of getting oral cancer from chewing/dipping tobacco depends upon how much you chew/dip and how frequently you do so. It also depends upon placeme ... Read More
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A 50-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.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Can't say: Can't give you a time. But now is. Good time to quit. See a dentist or oral surgeon for an oral cancer exam.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not sure: Cancer development generally requires a "latent' period to develop. How long that is, is different for different people and different cancers. Best to ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Usually years: It often takes years to develop oral cancer from chewing tobacco, however, there have been cases of teens developing oral cancer due to genetic suscep ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: I am unaware of any published studies that can quantify how long you have to chew tobacco before being diagnosed. Oral cancer from chewing tobacco ... Read More

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