A 40-year-old member asked:
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i'm going to quit dipping tobacco but is it too late to prevent mouth cancer?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
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.
Answered on Nov 16, 2016
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Never too late: But just because you stop does not mean that damage has not been done. Carcinogens sometimes take years to manefest their harm. Have yourself examined routinely by your dentist for any soft tissue changes.
Answered on Nov 16, 2016
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: Stop, risk will decrease to no risk from dipping. See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020

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