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Can chewing tobacco cause throat cancer?

Can chewing tobacco cause throat cancer?

Snuff and chew: Tobacco products are most likely associated with oral cavity cancers (cheek, tongue, floor of mouth, gum) but oropharynx (tonsil, tongue base, voice box and hypopharynx (area behind and next to voice box, larynx) are susceptible to carcinogens in these products. They also ruin your teeth, give you bad breath, and make you a social pariah. It's addictive too. ...Read more

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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


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Does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum cause oral cancer?

Does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum cause oral cancer?

No evidence: There isn't any evidence that it increases risk for cancer. The real thing to keep in mind is that smoking is just about the worst (if not the worst) thing one can do to their body. It markedly increases your risk of many types of cancer, including oral and throat cancers! ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana cause tongue cancer?

Can smoking marijuana cause tongue cancer?

Maybe: The link of marijuana to tongue cancer is not conclusive. Marijuana contains chemicals which are carcinogens and some data suggest increased risk of oral cancer. However, a definitive link has not been proven and most organizations have no conclusive position on this issue. ...Read more

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Can stopping smoking cause bacteria in your mouth to cause gum problems?

Can stopping smoking cause bacteria in your mouth to cause gum problems?

The opposite is true: Smoking causes: reduces blood flow to your gums and promote bacteria. The best thing you can do for your teeth, mouth and health is to quit using tobacco. ...Read more

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Can nicotine replacement lozenges still cause oral cancer? 

Can nicotine replacement lozenges still cause oral cancer? 

Unlikely: Nicotene is addictive but not likely the cause of cancer for those who smoke or chew. Further, it would be very difficult to determine if an ex-smoker who uses nicorete developed cancer because of the gum becuase we know natural tobacco products do... Nicotene is not a known carcinogen but there are many carcinogens in natural tobacco: http://tinyurl.Com/3h74dkv. ...Read more

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How common is gum disease or mouth cancer from smokless tobacco?

How common is gum disease or mouth cancer from smokless tobacco?

Varies with people: Gum disease is very common and made much worse from smokeless tobacco. Oral cancer is rare but is much more common among users of smokeless tobacco. ...Read more

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Can chewing too much sugar-free gum cause cancer?

Can chewing too much sugar-free gum cause cancer?

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 more

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How quickly can mouth cancer develop from using smokeless tobacco?

Indeterrninate: Although a true malignancy may take longer, changes associated with the use of such a known carcinogen are observable fairly quickly. Dont try to "play the odds" here. Continued use creates a "not if, but when" scenario. Quit now! ...Read more

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Can chewing on your tongue cause cancer?

Can chewing on your tongue cause cancer?

Generally no: It is more likely to cause a fibroma which is benign. It can also cause white plaques, or keratinized areas that usually require other etiologic factors, like tobacco or alcohol, to contribute to cancerous lesions. That being said, see your dentist to get info on stopping this bad habit! ...Read more

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Help please! could chewing gum cause cancer?

Help please! could chewing gum cause cancer?

No: Life is alarming enough without people making up foolish claims to frighten you. Enjoy your gum. ...Read more

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Can smoking crack cause cancer?

Not your 1st worry: The problems caused by smoking crack are so great and many and likely that the question of long into the future increased risk of cancer is puny. It does not have the tar and nicotine of tobacco - so the irritation of smoking might be less. Don't do it - it can really mess up your life. ...Read more

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Can swallowing toothpaste cause cancer?

Can swallowing toothpaste cause cancer?

Not likely: First of all, try to never swallow toothpaste! it will not poison you, but it is not made to be swallowed. Toothpaste has enough artificial ingredients, and i would feel more comfortable if it doesn't pass through your digestive system. There has been no connection between 'cancer' and regular toothpaste use. ...Read more

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Does gum cause cancer?

Does gum cause 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 more

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Will stopping chewing tobacco reduce the risk of cancer, gum disease, and rotting teeth?

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Will stopping chewing tobacco reduce the risk of cancer, gum disease, and rotting teeth?

Yes: Nicotine in tobacco chewing causes localized ischemic area due to constriction of blood vessel. Precancerous soft tissue changes include leukoplakia, erythroplakia, acanthoma and carcinoma in situ. Regarding gum disease, tobacco product causes root surface roughness and delay wound healing. Tobacco product will aid in dry mouth and thus causes root caries leading to rotting teeth. ...Read more

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How can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer?

How can  smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer?

Carcinogens: It is the carcinogens in the tobacco that leach into the soft tissues of your mouth and cause the changes on a cellular level that result in cancer cells forming. ...Read more

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Does use of nicotine gum cause or worsen gingivitis?

Does use of nicotine gum cause or worsen gingivitis?

Gingivitis: Infection of gum tissue caused by bacteria. In other words if you are not cleaning your mouth properly the tissues will get red, swollen, sore. Smoke, containing nicotine, makes tissues more susceptible to the enzymes and toxins produced by the bacteria. Nicotine in gum is irritating, but not as much as nicotine containing cigarette smoke. Quitting is very hard, but your body will thank you. ...Read more

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Does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum cause oral cancer?

No evidence: There isn't any evidence that it increases risk for cancer. The real thing to keep in mind is that smoking is just about the worst (if not the worst) thing one can do to their body. It markedly increases your risk of many types of cancer, including oral and throat cancers! ...Read more

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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 more

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How long should a piece nicorette (nicotine gum) gum stay in your mouth?

How long should a piece nicorette (nicotine gum) gum stay in your mouth?

If helps, longer: The medical potion is relatively quick;however if you benefit from continued chewing; i feel this great substitute. Would like to hear additional info from physicians closer to the subject at hand. ...Read more

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How common is gum disease or mouth cancer from smokless tobacco?

Varies with people: Gum disease is very common and made much worse from smokeless tobacco. Oral cancer is rare but is much more common among users of smokeless tobacco. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the first signs of mouth cancer, or other gum and mouth related diseases because of smokeless tobacco?

I was wondering what are the first signs of mouth cancer, or other gum and mouth related diseases because of smokeless tobacco?

Smokeless tobacco: Smokeless tobacco, as well as smoking cigarettes, cigars ; pipes all cause oral cancers. Rather than waiting until you develop early lesions, stop right now! these lesions start on a microscopic level until you notice (or don't because it's in a hidden spot) a red or white spot, ulcer or bump. Any lesion that lasts more than two weeks should be biopsied. Add alcohol 2 the mix and you increase risk. ...Read more

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What can I do if my gums have been feelings sore. Could i be getting mouth cancer?

Sore gums: There are very few conditions that make gums sore. Cancer is rarely one of them. See your dentist and have a cleaning and checkup. They need to check it. ...Read more

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Slight blistering and redness of my gums I do smoke but have started to quit today im worried its mouth cancer?

Slight blistering and redness of my gums I do smoke but have started to quit today im worried its mouth cancer?

Blistering Gums: That sounds like an allergic reaction or a reaction to a local infection. Sometimes reaction can be a new food allergy. I am very happy that anything will wake you up to the dangers of smoking and how smart it would be to really stop. But, this is not a sign of mouth cancer. ...Read more

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17 old i smoked 6 month ecig and very rarely used snus my hard palate is white my gums surface isnt smooth and white points i have quit. mouth cancer?

17 old i smoked 6 month ecig and very rarely used snus my hard palate is white my gums surface isnt smooth and white points i have quit. mouth cancer?

Very doubtful: mouth cancer is very rare at your age. I would have to visualize your mouth and feel with a gloved fingers to render a proper opinon, but the skin in the mouth changes very rapidly and it is likely to resolve on its own. ...Read more

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What are the effects of bulimia or mouth cancer on your teeth and gums?

What are the effects of bulimia or mouth cancer on your teeth and gums?

Ouch..: Bulimia causes severe erosion. You lose tooth structure from the large amount of acid exposure. This leads to sore teeth, loss of tooth structure and eventually the teeth break from lack of support. "mouth cancer" is to general to comment on. What type are we inquiring about? ...Read more

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How likely are you to get gum disease or mouth cancer from smokeless tobacco?

Oral cancer: Smokeless tobacco can result in root exposure and subsequent loss of teeth. While this is characterized as gum disease, it's a bit different than the gum disease caused by bacteria - that most people think of when they think of gum disease.. It's possible also to develop oral cancer from tobacco use. Early detection is critical here and can help you avoid serious consequences. ...Read more

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I have an ulcer on my gums. It's been there for 3 days. I am a regular smoker with 5-6 cigarettes per day. What are the chances of a mouth cancer?

I have an ulcer on my gums.  It's been there for 3 days.  I am a regular smoker with 5-6 cigarettes per day.  What are the chances of a mouth cancer?

Rare at your age: An ulcer or canker sore is much more likely to be due to infection or irritation than to cancer at your age. But if you don't want cancer, avoid high risk behaviors or exposure to carcinogenic substances, like smoking/tobacco. If the sore does not go away in a few days or gets worse, see a doc: medical or dental. ...Read more

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Red throat been docs couple of days ago said was fine but had red throat for a week gums bleed now and then have done for a yr is it mouth cancer ?

Red throat been docs couple of days ago said was fine but had red throat for a week gums bleed now and then have done for a yr is it mouth cancer ?

No, but if you: keep up with drinking and smoking you are not doing yourself any favors for your future health. It may be more important for you to see a dentist to ensure that you do not have periodontal disease. Do you brush and floss daily? If not, get started. ...Read more

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I have a painful Spot on my bottom left gum.my jaw and lymph nodes swollen. isnt like a blister,big swollen lump.mouth cancer? or wisdom teeth pain?:(

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I have a painful Spot on my bottom left gum.my jaw and lymph nodes swollen. isnt like a blister,big swollen lump.mouth cancer? or wisdom teeth pain?:(

Dental abscess: Dental abscess infection may spread to the face, brain or neck. Direct spread from a dental source can account for up to 10% of brain abscesses. See your dentist for a preventive treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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I quit smoking 6 months ago with the use of nicorette (nicotine gum). I've been off the nicorette (nicotine gum) for 3 wks. Why does my tongue burn and my teeth are very sensitive?

I quit smoking 6 months ago with the use of nicorette (nicotine gum). I've been off the nicorette (nicotine gum) for 3 wks. Why does my tongue burn and my teeth are very sensitive?

Don't know: Not enough information to answer your question but i can tell you with certainty that you should not blame the symptoms on smoking cessation and are encouraged to continue that very good effort to get off of those things. By the way, i believe you stopped smoking because you wanted to not because of nicorette (nicotine gum). ...Read more

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Second opinion red throat for 7 days not too sore gums bleeding do I have mouth cancer I'm so anxious?

Second opinion red throat for 7 days not too sore gums bleeding do I have mouth cancer I'm so anxious?

2 separate problems: These problems should be managed by your PCP and your dentist. 1. Sore, bleeding gum is common but usually can be resolved by visiting the dentist. 2. Red throat should be addressed by your PCP. See your PCP and dentist for diagnostic and treatment. ...Read more

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Is non alcohol listerine just as good for your teeth and gums as listerine with alcohol bec I hear alcohol listerine causes oral cancer?

Is non alcohol listerine just as good for your teeth and gums as listerine with alcohol bec I hear alcohol listerine causes oral cancer?

Mouthwash: Mouthwash is an adjunct product in maintaining your overall oral health, and it is still debated if their use is absolutely necessary. Proper brushing and flossing is more essential. I do not like to endorse products, so I'll advise you the same way I do my patients: use the product that you feel most comfortable with.. it's hard to say what's better or just as good. ...Read more

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White patches on my gums developed 1 year back & I applied creams it was fine, later it started to spread whole mouth? is it symptom of oral cancer?

White patches on my gums developed 1 year back & I applied  creams it was fine, later it started to spread whole mouth? is it symptom of oral cancer?

Needs evaluated ASAP: This could just be recurrent oral thrush, but you must have cancer ruled out. You can start by seeing your primary care doctor, but you may want to see an oral surgeon to have an expert opinion. ...Read more

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I have a white hardened layer over my gums in my mouth. originally my dentist said it was a callous but it has spread now. Is it oral cancer?

I have a white hardened layer over my gums in my mouth.  originally my dentist said it was a callous but it has spread now.  Is it oral cancer?

Gum area: There are many things that can cause this kind of thing. An oral surgeon has the training and knowledge to determine what it is. See an oral surgeon ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Nicotine (Definition)

Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in cigarettes and is the ...Read more