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does chewing tobacco cause testicular cancer

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Dr. Ramji Rajendran
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Chewing tabacco: Chewing tabacco has many known carcinogens. Betel nut chewing has also been linked to carcinogenesis.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
30 years experience General Surgery
Oral cancer/tobacco: No one knows for sure so quit chewing. The spitting part is yucky anyway.
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Any: Any amount exposes you to the risk.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Yes: Both cause cancer as they carcinogens . Neither is cancer free.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Continued use of smokeless tobacco products can lead to oral cavity and tongue cancers. The toxic effect is potentiated with alcohol use.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Unclear.: Smokeless tobacco describes such a diversity of products. Unfortunately most manufacturers don't tell the consumer exactly what their products contai ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: No direct correlation with breast cancer, and smoking. There is direct correlation with several other cancers, and smoking. Lung cancer, head and ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
NO: Not related.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Tobacco is one of the risk factor for oral cancer in addition to alcohol and other things.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
HPV virus Spread: Dipping isn’t exactly considered ‘safe’. There is a certain amount of risk to which both parties are exposed to, even during such a brief foray. Depe ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Carcinogens: It is the carcinogens in the tobacco that leach into the soft tissues of your mouth and cause the changes on a cellular level that result in cancer ce ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
Dipping Tobacco Bad: Saliva leaches the nicotine out of the "dipping" tobacco & decreases blood flow to the oral, esphogeal & stomach mucous membranes. This mucosa become ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Smokeless tobacco (chew, snuff, etc.) cause cancer by exposing the lining of the mouth or nose to toxins in the tobacco that can lead to cancer. They ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Browne
34 years experience General Surgery
NO: Chewing gum is not associate withthe development of cancer.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Yes: Smoking is one of the leading causes of bladder cancer. In fact very recent studies have shown an even higher link between smoking and bladder cancer ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes and no: Tobacco has nicotine which is a stimulant. It causes your blood vessels to constrict and your heart rate to increase.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
No: Asbestos has not been linked to testicular cancer.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
No: But it does cause cancer of the lips tongue and throat. That's bad enough.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Maybe: The link of marijuana to tongue cancer is not conclusive. Marijuana contains chemicals which are carcinogens and some data suggest increased risk of o ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Kyle
17 years experience Urology
Yes: The greatest risk factor for bladder cancer is smoking.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Some handy facts...: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It isn't harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a p ... Read More

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