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Chance of getting cancer from chewing tobacco

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Yes, unfortunately: Chewing tobacco is one of the risk factors for oral cancer including tongue cancer. If you do chew tobacco-please consider to stop.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
No one knows: A minimal amount so assume any puts you at risk for disease. 1-2 times may infintessimily increase risk.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
It varies, but long.: Alcohol use and tobacco use are the main risk factors for oral cancer. Most are seen in patients over 50 years of age. Oral cavity lesions present a... Read More

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