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Can You Get A Mouth Cancer From Smoking Just A Few Cigarette
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
I've smoked 1-2 cigarettes or 1 cigar a day for 6 years (not much!). Could I still get mouth cancer?
A careful oral exam: The most effective tests for mouth cancer are good lighting, perceptive eyes, sensitive fingers, and proper training. When these tools detect a tissue abnormality, a biopsy can distinguish cancerous from benign lesions. Tobacco is well known to promote cancer. Sex is a more controversial risk factor, but some strains of sexually transmitted human papilloma virus are also thought to confer risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Any constant irritation to oral tissues can eventually cause changes to the tissue in those area which can lead to cancer. Denture patients who have constant rubbing of their dentures are very susceptible to this. Biting ones cheeks can do the same thing and anyone who smokes already has an increased risk or oral cancer. ...Read more
Hi, um I have been smoking for about 2-8 weeks now and there's something inside my mouth im not to sure what it is. I think i might have mouth cancer ?
Maybe not: The chances that you have developed cancer after only 2-8 weeks of smoking are slim. The best thing to do would be to get to your dentist for an examination and determine what is exactly in your mouth. If necessary, the dentist can take a biopsy of the lesion and see what it is and if it is indeed cancer. However, unless you have some other cancer-causing habit, it most likely isn't cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Smoking & cancer: Smoking- anytime, anywhere or after any activities- will increase your risk to develop many cancers- including lung cancer, bladder cancer, head and neck cancer, esophageal cancer etc. It is the cigarette, the amount of cigarettes that you use and how long you have exposed to it that is important, and not the activity that you do before /after/during the smoking. Please consider to quit smoking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more
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