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My husband chews tobacco at work not when he is around me. Does kissing him increase my risk of oral cancer?

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 more

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If you kiss a guy when hes doing dip, can you get mouth cancer from it?

If you kiss a guy when hes doing dip, can you get mouth cancer from it?

Chewing tobacco: You can't get cancer from kissing a person who dips or chew tobacco. ...Read more

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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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How do you get oral cancer?

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 more

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How can you get oral cancer?

How can you get oral cancer?

Varies: The common squamous carcinomas of the oropharynx are most often caused by tobacco, with alcohol and perhaps viruses often contributing. Others such as the minor salivary gland cancers seem to just happen by dumb luck, random genetic damage. ...Read more

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Can you get oral cancer 6 years after quitting smoking ?

Can you get oral cancer 6 years after quitting smoking ?

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 more

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How quickly can you get oral cancer from smokeless chewing tobacco?

How quickly can you get oral cancer from smokeless chewing tobacco?

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 more

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Can you get oral cancer from chewing tobacco twice?

Can you get oral cancer from chewing tobacco twice?

No one knows: A minimal amount so assume any puts you at risk for disease. 1-2 times may infintessimily increase risk. ...Read more

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How long until you get oral cancer from chewing tobacco?

How long until you get oral cancer from chewing tobacco?

Can't say: Can't give you a time. But now is. Good time to quit. See a dentist or oral surgeon for an oral cancer exam. ...Read more

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