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Beginning Stages Of Gum Cancer
Gum disease? No!: I haven't seen written documentation that correlates gum disease with cancer. However if ones body is continually fighting inflammation from gum disease, it has to take a toll on ones immune system. With the mouth being the most chronically infected part of an otherwise healthy body, why take chances. Floss daily do some careful vibratory toothbrushing at the gum-tooth interface ; don't worry! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For about 8 years I would chew a lot of sugarfree gum, like 1-3 packs per day. I've since stopped, but did I increase my cancer risk with this?
What chemical in gum: There are chemicals that are used to sweeten foods and gum that has been shown to cause cancer in animals and possibly in humans. One of these chemicals is aspartane. Another chemical used to sweeten foods that has been shown to cause cancer in animals is chlorinated splenda which by chlorinating causes splenda to be 500 times sweeter. Unchlorinated splenda==no cancer. You may have chewed a safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very much doubt it: Anything can be "shown to cause cancer" by giving preposterous doses to lab animals, or trying to get people with cancer to remember having used it. Forty years in medicine has taught me that the real causes of cancer that consistently hold up are things that mutate genes (and a few things that gravely damage epithelium). Despite the hoopla, I have no reason for real concern. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have brown around my gums im very concerned an worried it could be cancer since I jist started smoking 6months ago do u think it could be?
Stop smoking: Brown discoloration to the teeth around the gum line can be caused from staining by smoking and consumption of carbonated beverages, tea and coffee. Medications you are taking and some food can cause tooth stains as well. Stop smoking. Get a dental check and thorough cleaning. Any areas that look concerning can be biopsied. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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