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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 more
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
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 more
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 more
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?
Risk is small but not zero: http://nadiakiderman. Org/causes-symptoms-and-treatment-of-morsicatio-buccara/
See oral surgeon or ENT doc for any suspicious lesions. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
No set time: Stop chewing or dipping.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably not: If you are able to smoke once every month you should quit altogether, . ...Read more
Can a infected tooth that I had for a year now cause oral cancer because of bacteria I was told no?
No: But untreated infection can spread to heart, brain, pancreas, kidneys, etc. ...Read more
Is oral cancer common in teens, bc I have gotten the gardasil shot, can I still get oral cancer? Is it common for 18 yr old girls?
Very rare: Very rare in your demographic category.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have already quited chewing tobacco. If there is still same risk of oral cancer? If it is developing than can it be stopped by quitting tobacco?
Good to quit.: You will still have a risk of developing oral cancer, but it goes down the longer you are free of using chewing tobacco, smoking and heavy drinking. If you stay away from these your risk will go down to that of a non-user of these after 20 years or so. But you have done the first, most important step by quitting, and with regular visits to your doctor, should have little/no trouble from this. ...Read more
Usually not: Repeated severe lip biting can cause chronic stress and trauma to the lip. Sometimes these traumatic lesions can have precancerous properties. In other words you may get lip cancer after years of aggressively biting your lip but there's no reason why you should get oral cancer from lip biting. ...Read more
How much does family history, heredity, and ethnicity play into developing oral cancer, or is it primarily caused by tobacco, alcohol etc..
Smoking/chewing: Genetics can and does play a role in the incidence of oral cancers and all other cancer. However, there is no question that smoking and especially chewing tobacco long term puts you at a much higher overall risk of getting oral cancer. This risk is compounded with high usage of alcohol as well. ...Read more
Mouth (Oral) Cancer (Definition)
Any cancer located in the mouth. Symptoms are variable but include mass in the mouth, difficulty eating, and tongue problems. ...Read more
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