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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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Does snus cause oral cancer? Is there anyway do have nicotine and it not cause health problems?

Does snus cause oral cancer? Is there anyway do have nicotine and it not cause health problems?

Sinus infection, no: The sinus cancer is often discovered when a person is being treated for a benign, inflammatory disease, sinusitis. Actually nicotine causes some serious health problem, ...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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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?

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

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Can nicotine replacement lozenges cause stuffy nose and congestion?

Can nicotine replacement lozenges cause stuffy nose and congestion?

Yes: Well, we know the nicotine inhaled products list "rhinitis" as a side effect and since rhinitis basically refers to stuffy nose, runny nose and congestion, then yes, more than likely the lozenges would have similar side effects. ...Read more

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Is oral cancer still possible if you have never used tobacco or smoked?

Is oral cancer still possible if you have never used tobacco or smoked?

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

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Can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer?

Yes: Tobacco is one of the risk factor for oral cancer in addition to alcohol and other things. ...Read more

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Is hpv oral cancer only caused by oral sex?

Is hpv oral cancer only caused by oral sex?

No one is sure: Maybe also by "deep French kissing ". The jury is still out and more studies are needed. See this helpful article:

http://www. M.webmd. Com/sexual-conditions/oral-hpv-cancer ...Read more

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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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Can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer? If so, how?

Yes: Smokeless tobacco (chew, snuff, etc.) cause cancer by exposing the lining of the mouth or nose to toxins in the tobacco that can lead to cancer. They also can cause chronic inflammation that promotes the growth of cancer cells. ...Read more

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Can using mouthwash with alcohol really cause oral cancer?

Can using mouthwash with alcohol really cause oral cancer?

Possible: The concentration of alcohol in mouthwashes is very high and we know that alcohol can play a role in oral cancer. It is probably more likely if you have a genetic predisposition to cancer. ...Read more

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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 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.

Risk is cut in half: Those who quit in their 30s may avoid most of the risk due to smokeless tobacco use. The risk of oral cancer is cut in half after 3 years. Keep up a good job! ...Read more

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I have Morsicatio buccarum and occasionally it causes ulcers. Am I at risk of oral cancer in the future?

I have Morsicatio buccarum and occasionally it causes ulcers. Am I at risk of oral cancer in the future?

Small risk: 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

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Can cuts cause oral cancer?

Usually not: No simple cuts are not the cause of oral cancer. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's impossible for e liquid to cause oral cancer?

Please advise if it's impossible for e liquid to cause oral cancer?

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

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What are the causes of palatal tori? Can that be associated to oral cancer?

What are the causes of palatal tori? Can that be associated to oral cancer?

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 more

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What level of alcohol consumption can cause oral cancer?

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

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Could eating spicy foods to the point that your tongue burns weekly cause oral cancer?

Not likely: Eating spicy foods that may have burning effect on tongue is unlikely to have long term consequences. Unless using a carcinogen, not much risk known. Very little risk. ...Read more

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Will smoking once every month or less still give you really bad oral cancer?

Probably not: If you are able to smoke once every month you should quit altogether, . ...Read more

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I'm 18 is oral cancer caused by HPV common?? I have received all the vaccines. I'm worried

I'm 18 is oral cancer caused by HPV common?? I have received all the vaccines. I'm worried

The jury is out: An increasing number of oral cancers are being associated with HPV infection. We don't yet know but presume that the vaccine will be preventative for these tumors. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can lip biting cause you to get oral cancer?

Can lip biting cause you to get oral cancer?

No: The main causes of oral cancer are tobacco use, alcohol use, human papilloma virus and genetics. Chronic sun exposure is also a risk factor for lip cancer. ...Read more

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Can lip biting cause oral cancer? I have it as a habit.

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

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How much does family history, heredity, and ethnicity play into developing oral cancer, or is it primarily caused by tobacco, alcohol etc..

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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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