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A 44-year-old member asked:

How many years does it take to develop cancer from snuff?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Variable: The time from the start of insult to development of cancer varies with the genetics of the person, type of insult, intensity of insult etc. The sooner you quit the better.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you let me know how many times does it take to do chewing tobacco before you develop cancer?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Unknown: From the first use carcinogens are being absorbed into your soft tissues. Continued use only increases your chances of developing carcinoma.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

How many years does it take to get oral cancer from chewing tobacco?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
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 quit chewing tobacco, or to have never started.
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Last updated Aug 22, 2012

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