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Can You Get Mouth Cancer From Kissing
No, but. . .: Mouth cancer (oral cancer) is not transmitted by kissing. However, doctors believe that some throat cancers are caused by strains of HPV (human papilloma virus). HPV causes genital warts and cervical cancer. Researchers are trying to find out if vaccines like Gardasil can prevent some throat cancers, because oral sex transmits HPV viruses from one's genitals into a partners mouth and throat. ...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
Increases risk: Oral cancer has several risk factors, the use of "dip" or "snuff" being just one. It is possible for someone to develop oral cancer who has never used oral tobacco products. It is important to have a regular screening, which most dentists do every six months, for any signs that you may be developing oral cancer or have a predilection for oral cancers. ...Read more
Define Short term:
What is short term? Months, few years, few days, weeks?
There is high and direct correlation between smokeless tobacco and oral cancer. The chances are you are good and don't worry too much about it. Your dentist should do oral cancer screening every 6 months. We have kits too so please ask your dentist every 6 months you see him or her to check your mouth for oral cancer. Ask for the screening. ...Read more
Genetic Mutation: A genetic mutation occurs which causes the cancerous cells to divide uncontrollably and to not die off. This mutation can be from a genetic predisposition, but more often in the mouth it is cause by a carcinogenic agent, such as the use of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. ...Read more
Mutations: Cancer occurs when cells mutate, divide uncontrollably, and do not die off. The mutation can occur naturally, but more often from an outside source. Very high doses of radiation can be a cause, but more often in the mouth it is cigarette smoking and use of smokeless tobacco. Use of alcohol while smoking increases your chances even more. ...Read more
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 more
Prob Not from tobacc:
Probably not from chewing tobacco. However if you also have other risk factors- i.e. (betel nut chewing, alcohol, viral infection such as hpv, hiv; poor dental hygiene/periodontal disease etc) then, the risk for you to develop mouth cancers-remains there.
Consider to stop chewing tobacco, and if you also drink alcohol -please try to quit as well. ...Read more
Oral tobacco: Don't dip or chew.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: There are other causes.Get a more detailed answer ›
I smoked 7times in my life añd my age is 18.will I get mouth cancer. I had white lines inside my cheek. What to do now?
Orally cancer has been primarily a disease of older men who smoke and drink alcohol, however this has changed in the last few years. Now oral cancers are seen in young er people. This is because of the increase in
hpv. Some strains are known to cause cancers. Your doctor can test for hpv., especially in women. ...Read more
Unfortunately, None: Like most dangerous diseases and conditions, there are no symptoms in the early stages. However, there can be some characteristic visual changes, but they're often hard for people to see, since they're in the mouth or throat. Any sore that doesn't go away in a couple of weeks needs to be examined. Any area that changes color, itches, bleeds, or becomes raised and/or rough needs to be seen too. ...Read more
You might..: All forms of tobacco, especially smokeless tobacco increases your chances every time you use. It's like playing the lottery, the more you play, the more chances you have of winning.... But in this case in a bad way. The sooner you stop the better your odds of saving your jaw, your tongue, your face, and even your life. ...Read more
Radiation, surgery.: Local disease is treated with surgery or radiation, with curative intent. Locally advanced disease also gets surgery and radiation, but chemotherapy with Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil and radiation is as just as good. Recurrent or metastatic disease is treated palliatevely with Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil or paclitaxel. These patients are often malnourished and have other illnesses. ...Read more
Cheek biting: Remote if at all possible. Try to stop anyway. See your dentist for a routine soft tissues head and neck exam every six months. ...Read more
I've smoked 1-2 cigarettes or 1 cigar a day for 6 years (not much!). Could I still get mouth cancer?
Unlikely: Unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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