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Does chewing tobacco cause testicular cancer

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Chewing tabacco: Chewing tabacco has many known carcinogens. Betel nut chewing has also been linked to carcinogenesis.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Oral cancer/tobacco: No one knows for sure so quit chewing. The spitting part is yucky anyway.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Usually years: In most people oral cancer develops after years or decades of tobacco exposure. However, genetically susceptible person may develop it much faster to... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
No set time: Stop chewing or dipping.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 46 years experience
Carcinogens: At least 28 chemicals (carcinogens) in smokeless tobacco can cause cancer. The most harmful chemicals are tobacco-specific nitrosamines, which are for... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 46 years experience
Carcinogens: At least 28 chemicals (carcinogens) in smokeless tobacco can cause cancer. The most harmful chemicals are tobacco-specific nitrosamines, which are for... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
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.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Synergy: Having more than one risk factor usually raises cancer risk a lot more than just adding up the odds. For penis cancer, HPV plus lack of circumcision i... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Short answer is yes.: Any irritant consistently applied to tissue can cause premalignant lesions that can later turn malignant. If you are abusing methamphetamines, then ot... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
How much and how : Long? If your use was only a trial of use, your risk of cancer is not affected. I trust that you are not using tobacco in any form, any more.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
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
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