A 47-year-old member asked:
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how long does it take to get oral cancer from chewing tobacco? is there a known, calculated number?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: I am unaware of any published studies that can quantify how long you have to chew tobacco before being diagnosed. Oral cancer from chewing tobacco is obviously a concern. The number of times you chewed tobacco and your risk of getting oral cancer may also be dependent upon the type of tobacco you chew, the location (if you keep it in the same location), as well as how long you chewed it each time.
Answered on Apr 13, 2018

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Can't say: Can't give you a time. But now is. Good time to quit. See a dentist or oral surgeon for an oral cancer exam.
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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