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Does chewing tobacco cause testicular cancer

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Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 16 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 31 years experience
Oral cancer/tobacco: No one knows for sure so quit chewing. The spitting part is yucky anyway.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 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
Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
No set time: Stop chewing or dipping.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Any: Any amount exposes you to the risk.
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 46 years experience
Why run the risk?: I agree that the risk of cancer from chewing tobacco exists. What amount s difficult to answer. As a rule of thumb, it takes time and frequency. Gene... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 41 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 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.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Cosmetic Dentistry 40 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 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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