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Can You Get Tongue Cancer By Chewing Tobacco
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
Unrelated: It would be impossible for a first time exposure to chewing tobacco to cause cancer of the oral cavity. Cancer should always be ruled out, but it is not related to the one episode of chewing tobacco. Probably nothing. Brush your tongue, if the spots do not abate, go see an oral/maxillo-facial surgeon for differential diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not Known, so Stop!: Tobacco causes cancer. How much and when we don't know. Not only do different people have different body types and differing resistance, but other factors also are important. For example, alcohol consumption also adds to the risk of oral cancer. Don't take a chance, don't use tobacco! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have bumps on the back of my tongue and bad breath and I'm 16 and only done chew tobacco couple times , is it possible I have oral cancer?
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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