A 43-year-old member asked:
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If I chew tobacco once a month, how will that increase my chance of getting oral cancer?

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Dr. Rodney Diaz
21 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Increases: Any use of smokeless tobacco increases your chances. It's like asking: if i walk across the freeway, what are the chances i'll get hit? The more often you do it, the more likely it will be.
Answered on May 4, 2016
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