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Can you get mouth cancer from kissing?

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

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Is it possible to contract mouth cancer by kissing someone that does dip?

No, doubtful: Smoking, chewing tobacco and drinking alcohol can lead to oral cancer. A recent study showed that over 90% of oral cancers were associated with combining heavy smoking and heavy drinking. Kissing is not a heavy exposure and is not a factor that leads to oral cancer. ...Read more

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Do you get mouth cancer from dipping tobacco?

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

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How long after using smokeless tobacco do you get mouth cancer?

How long after using smokeless tobacco do you get mouth cancer?

Tobacco use: Not everyone who chews tobacco and smokes cigarette will end up with cancer. We all have different immune system and everyone's body reacts differently to harmful substances. ...Read more

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Can you get mouth cancer from chewing skoal for only a short period?

Can you get mouth cancer from chewing skoal for only a short period?

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

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What is a way to get mouth cancer?

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

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What are ways you can get mouth cancer?

Oral cancer: Any chronic habits such as alcohol or tobacco, fractured teeth and dentures, and genetics. ...Read more

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Can you get a mouth cancer from smoking just a few cigarette?

Can you get a mouth cancer from smoking just a few cigarette?

Probably not: Smoking just a few cigarettes in a lifetime should not increase head and neck cancer risk appreciably. Smoking a few cigarettes a day, however, certainly will. ...Read more

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What are tests for mouth cancer? Could I get it from smoking and sex?

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

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Is it possible for an 18 year old who smoked for 3 years to get mouth cancer?

Is it possible for an 18 year old who smoked for 3 years to get mouth cancer?

Mouth cancer: Cancer can affect even young people. I think it will take more years of smoking to get it. If you have a lesion or worried about something in your mouth, see your doctor or your dentist who could check your mouth and biopsy any lesion if there is one. ...Read more

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I chewed tobacco only a few times in my whole life. Am I going to get mouth cancer?

I chewed tobacco only a few times in my whole life. Am I going to get mouth cancer?

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

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Is it really possible to get some kind of mouth disease, mouth cancer, etc. After only a month and a half of dipping?

Yes: People can develop cancer and diseases of the mouth even without dipping, so dipping only increases your chances. Quit while you are ahead. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Mouth cancer: 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? ANS: Not from this amount of smoking. Other risk factors include oral sex. Chewing tobacco for years. ...Read more

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Can a 24 year old get mouth cancer?

Can a 24 year old get mouth cancer?

Yes: 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

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What do you get as early symptoms of mouth cancer?

What do you get as early symptoms of mouth cancer?

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

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