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Chance Of Getting Cancer From Chewing Tobacco
Chances too much!: There is no safe form of tobacco. At least 28 chemicals in smokeless tobacco have been found to cause cancer. Smokeless tobacco causes oral cancer, esophageal cancer, and pancreatic cancer but also heart disease, gum disease, and oral lesions other than cancer, such as leukoplakia (precancerous white patches in the mouth). Do yourself an enormous favor and do not use tobacco in any form.
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
That is a very good: ...Question. Many folks use tobacco products and never have cancer but a large number of folks suffering of different kinds of cancers have been users. You can't tell who will and who won't. Chewing tobacco is a risky habit and (no disrespect intended) kinda disgusting. Believe me, you do not want to see what could happen to you if you continue. Please please do not use tobacco in any form.
How long does it take to get cancer from chewing tobacco? I've been chewing for a year and I'm a hypochondriac about these things.
No one knows: A minimal amount so assume any puts you at risk for disease. 1-2 times may infintessimily increase risk.See 1 more doctor answer
Varies- Quit Tobacco: It usually takes years to decades, however, oral cancer has developed in teenagers using chewing tobacco. Quit the habit as it may take a short time in a suseptible individual. Other factors being hpv infection, immune status and genetic make-up of the person, .See 2 more doctor answers
No set time: Just stop.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long does it take to get oral cancer from chewing tobacco? Is there a known, calculated number?
Unknown: The risk of mouth cancer is increased with tobacco exposure: smoked or chewed. How long it takes is not easy to answer. The risk does diminish over time with cessation of tobacco exposure. It is recommended that all tobacco exposure be stopped. This sometimes requires professional help and counselling.See 1 more doctor answer
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 treatmentSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been chewing tobacco for 20-21 months now and have recently become afraid of oral cancer. Is this a long enough time to get it? What's typical?
Quit while ahead!: If you quit now, you will greatly reduce your chance of oral and other cancers. It is unlikely that you have cancer now from the use of tobacco, but there is considerable variation, based on genetics. I can not emphasize too much that you should quit using tobacco in any form while you are ahead.See 1 more doctor answer
Can you get cancer or gum disease from the bagged chewing tobacco even though there aren't any additives inside?
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