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how long does it take to get mouth cancer from dipping

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Most likely: Follow the below link for more information i can provide in this small space : http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/tobacco/smokeless.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willis Hardesty
27 years experience Dentistry
Increases risk: Oral cancer has several risk factors, the use of "dip" or "snuff" being just one. It is possible for someone to develop oral cancer who has never used ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes: People can develop cancer and diseases of the mouth even without dipping, so dipping only increases your chances. Quit while you are ahead.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
33 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Eventually: Dipping is associated with oral cancer. You are starting an addictive habit that might be continued for years. If that happens, your risk of oral canc ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
It varies, but long.: Tobacco use, including smokeless tobacco, is certainly a risk factor. Most patients present at over age 50. There may be few or no symptoms. Mouth ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Variable time: Each person has different susceptibility to cancer and the time from exposure to tobacco to cancer is extremely variable. However, if you use tobacco ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Unknown: The risk of mouth cancer is increased with tobacco exposure: smoked or chewed. How long it takes is not easy to answer. The risk does diminish over ti ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Good question: But the problem is nobody can answer for sure. I guess it would require exposure for a few years but remember that cancer is seldom a one hit deal, a ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
It varies wildly: Chewing tobacco induces cancer by direct contact & by dissolving cancer producing chemicals in the saliva that pools in the floor of the mouth under t ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Variable: It usually takes a number of years, but it is not worth trying your luck. Please stop using tobacco in any form, immediately as the risk of cancer is ... Read More
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Benjamin
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Don't find out: You are referring to "gingival recession." here's some info from nci: http://dccps.Nci.Nih.Gov/tcrb/less_effects.Html the thought behind the questi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Years: Most cancers take years to develop from the time of initial stimulus. You should note that damage to the tissue starts early, within days to months, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends...: ...On the stage of the cancer and the general health of the patient. Many early stage throat cancers can be cured.
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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 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 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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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not sure that: Any one has done the human experiment of snuff dose/time/exposure to discern minimal dose and time of a carcinogen to cause a potentially lethal event ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes: 90% of those infected with herpes never get a sore. So it can be forever. But, the blood test for herpes should turn positive three to six months afte ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Kudler
29 years experience Internal Medicine
About a day: Nicotine lasts for something north of two hours, but there are breakdown products that can still be measured in blood and urine for about a day. Howev ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not normally: Kissing will not transfer hpv, but oral sex can. It takes at least months and probably years for a cancer to develop. Most women < 30 years old w ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sapozink
43 years experience Radiation Oncology
Unknown: Hpv is associated with throat cancer, but other factors (smoking, drinking alcohol)may be more important in carcinogenesis if they are present.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Cancer development: Cancer comes in many different "flavors" that can be variable in the specific time course for development. Most throat cancers require several genetic ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Usually years: You should quit using tobacco while you are ahead. If you quit now, you reduce the damage to your body and lessen your risk for getting cancer later. ... Read More

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