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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 51-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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
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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