A 41-year-old member asked:
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is it possible to get cancer after chewing tobacco for just 6 months?

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Dr. Edward Jacobs
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: But it is also possible for anyone to get cancer, even if they have not been chewing tobacco. We know chewing tobacco increases the risk of certain types of cancer. See your md.
Answered on Mar 23, 2013

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