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Can Chewing Gum Cause Cancer
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?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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