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How long does it take to get mouth cancer from dipping

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Most likely: Follow the below link for more information i can provide in this small space : http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/tobacco/smokeless.
Dr. Willis Hardesty
Dentistry 28 years experience
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
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 41 years experience
Better chance: Tobacco usage in any form increases your chances for mouth cancer by exposing your tissues to hundreds of toxic chemicals proven to cause cancer. Why ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
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
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Dipping: Every time you dip you introduce carcinogens into your oral mucosa. The more you dip, the better your chances of developing cancer. Can't say how much... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Dipping & cancer: While the more one either dips or smokes definitely increases your chance of developing oral and other cancers, the real issue is that some people are... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Probably no: Cancer typically will not develop that fast but why risk it? Cancer is most of the times caused by many factors any you can never know what is the ev... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Continued use of smokeless tobacco products can lead to oral cavity and tongue cancers. The toxic effect is potentiated with alcohol use.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Nope: Never too late to stop tobacco products. If you did it for many years, you should make sure your dentist or family doc does regular checkups.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dentistry 46 years experience
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Yes: Orally cancer has been primarily a disease of older men who smoke and drink alcohol , however this has changed in the last few years. Now oral canc... Read More

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