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Can You Get Oral Cancer From Kissing
My husband chews tobacco at work not when he is around me. Does kissing him increase my risk of oral cancer?
Oral ca: Cancer of the mouth and throat are associated with chewing smokeless tobacco, human papilloma virus, alcohol and other factors. It takes several years and consistency of chewing tobacco to develop cancer. It is very unlikely that kissing your husband could cause this to happen. This is an extremely disgusting habit and unhealthy and your husband should stop it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several possibile: Oral sex, has become a major cause, due to the hpv virus. Hpv has been spreading oral cancer much more rapidly than in years past. Multiple sex partners has been shown to expand the incidence of probability exponentially. Heavy smoking, heavy drinking and an unhealthy lifestyle are also contributors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Risk for oral cancer remains elevated 6 years after stopping smoking, though it does decline from it's highest risk. A 1999 study indicated that after 10 years of no smoking, risk of oral cancer approximates the risk of someone who has never smoked. Drinking alcohol is also a risk factor for oral cancers, so you may want to think about eliminating that risk factor. Keep up the not smoking!! :) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: It varies depending on the ethnicity of the user, length of time using chewing tobacco , it starts as white patches in the inside of check or under the tongue that gets harder in time and turn cancerous. Regular dental check up visits to your dentist can discover that in early stages or before it from and suggest treatment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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