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Can Chewing Gum Cause Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Ive had this feeling for 2 weeks. Its like there is sticky chewing gum stuck in my thoart. Could it be cancer? Its on my left side. Can u help?
Throat: Could be not drinking enough fluids of a sign of silent acid relux or LPR. See an ENT doctor to check it out. ...Read more
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
Is it true biting your cheeks cause mouth cancer? I do it on accident couple times when chewing gums because of my.Back molars
No.: Mouth cancer is caused most by alcohol and tobacco use, including smoking and chewing/smokeless tobacco. This usually presents by 50 years of age, and in the form of non-healing ulcers that can be painful. Teenagers might get it if they are particularly susceptable and do a lot of smoking, drinking alcohol, and chewing tobacco. Biting your cheeks should be discouraged, but it does not do this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Something in the gum: Gum...Like any other substance or food is made of many different ingredients. So..There may be some chemical or natural product in the gum that you may be allergic to. Like strawberry flavored gum or licorice. If you know you have an allergy to something then don't chew the gum with that item in it. Go see an allergist if you are worried. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any Recent Oral Tx?: If the teeth have shifted position or you have had recent dental treatment that may have altered your bite or the width of any teeth, you may catch your lip during eating or gum chewing. See your dentist to see if there is a cause they can identify and possibly treate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most commercially available chewing gum contains a sugary sweetener that breaks down into acid which can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Sugar-free chewing gum is better, but the best option is chewing gum with xylitol, a naturally-occuring wood sugar that bacteria can't digest. This not only stimulates salivary flow to neutralize acids but it also ...Read more
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