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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Two questions does dip cause oral cancer? Also i did it for 4 years and i quit two years ago will i still get oral cancer?
Smokeless tobacco: Most definitely dip or snuff can cause oral cancer due to the carcinogens in the tobacco. Quitting was the best thing you did 4 years ago. Your chances of developing oral cancer are quite small at this point. Do make sure you are examined by a dentist or ENT surgeon to check you thoroughly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For some people.: There is a risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma in those of mediterranian origin/background. But these also have had the epstein-barr virus, which is apparently part of its development. Also alcohol use, alone or with tobacco use/smoking is/are risk factor(s) for oral cancer, so you can never be too careful. Regular visits to your doctor for routine check-up are important for screening for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I did smokeless tobacco dip for 5 years. I quit in October 2012. Am I still likely to get oral cancer? I worry everyday since I quit.
I have Morsicatio buccarum and occasionally it causes ulcers. Am I at risk of oral cancer in the future?
E-liquid etc.: There are different brands and ingredients in the liquids used in electronic cigarettes. If it contains nicotine, which many do, there is still potential risk. Personally i would not want to inhale any of these materials. See the following for some basic information. Research your particular brand but take whatever they say with a grain of salt. http://www.v2cigs.com/blog/2013/09/whats-in-your-e-. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Torus Pallatinus: Palatal tori are bony enlargements occurring in the midline of the hard palate in about 20% of the population. They are just developmental areas of benign excess bone and pose absolutely no relationship to the development of oral cancer in any way. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Combination: Please forgive the irreverence that others may have shown. In the absence of tobacco use, oral cancer is an uncommon result simply of intemperate drinking; drinker-smokers are the ones at great aocrisk. There are many reasons for keeping your alcohol use under tight control -- the safety of others, avoiding personality deterioration, and remembering the really fun times. Thanks for asking. Cheers. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No set time: Stop chewing or dipping.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mouth (Oral) Cancer (Definition)
Any cancer located in the mouth. Symptoms are variable but include a mass in the mouth, difficulty eating, and tongue problems. ...Read more
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