A 38-year-old member asked:
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please tell me how long it takes for to get oral cancer from chewing tobacco?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Usually years: It often takes years to develop oral cancer from chewing tobacco, however, there have been cases of teens developing oral cancer due to genetic susceptibility. Since one does not know one's genetic susceptibility, it is strongly advised to stay away from all tobacco products.
Answered on Jun 4, 2016

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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.
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Dr. Kathryn Wagner
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Oral cancer/tobacco: No one knows for sure so quit chewing. The spitting part is yucky anyway.
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