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Doctor insights on: Gum Cancer

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Is gum cancer extreamly rare in england and states dr?

Relatively rare: Gum cancer is relatively rare in the U.S. and U.K. The chief risk factor is oral tobacco use (chewing tobacco), and that habit is not common in these countries. Smoking and betel nut use also increases the risk. ...Read more

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Is oatmeal with evaporated cane juice better for you than guar gum in oatmeal? I understand ecj is a sweetener contains sucrose and guar gum cancer

Is oatmeal with evaporated cane juice better for you than guar gum in oatmeal?  I understand ecj is a sweetener contains sucrose and guar gum cancer

No concerns for Canc: I would not be concerned about cancer related to sugar as long as it is eaten in moderation and your weight is in the healthy range. This question is only relevant if you are overweight in which case reduce the amount of sweetners that you use but do so slowly. ...Read more

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I heard that semen will make your gums not have gum disease but all it does is make my gums numb.Am i giving myself gum cancer becuase it smells weird?

I heard that semen will make your gums not have gum disease but all it does is make my gums numb.Am i giving myself gum cancer becuase it smells weird?

Irrelevant: The main cause of gum disease is poor oral hygiene, but other factors such as smoking, drinking alcohol, medications and stress affect the health of your gums. See your general dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. It is a curable condition. ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old and I chew tabacco. I'm scared I might have gum cancer bc my gums are swollen and sore, my throw hurts and my jaws. Do you think I mi?

I'm 16 years old and I chew tabacco. I'm scared I might have gum cancer bc my gums are swollen and sore, my throw hurts and my jaws. Do you think I mi?

No: You are not as likely to have cancer as you are to have gingivitis and a mouth infection. Please try to stop chewing and have a doctor examine you to be sure. Chewing tobacco raises the risk for cancer so even if you do not have it now you could be at risk later. ...Read more

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Does gum cause cancer?

Does gum cause cancer?

Gum disease? No!: I haven't seen written documentation that correlates gum disease with cancer. However if ones body is continually fighting inflammation from gum disease, it has to take a toll on ones immune system. With the mouth being the most chronically infected part of an otherwise healthy body, why take chances. Floss daily do some careful vibratory toothbrushing at the gum-tooth interface ; don't worry! ...Read more

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Needing expert help. I have heard from somewhere that excess chewing of gum causes cancer?

Needing expert help. I have heard from somewhere that excess chewing of gum causes cancer?

Saccharin: Some sugarless gum contains saccharin. Studies have argued that there is a link between saccharin and cancer. Many of the studies are flawed. Likely you would need to consume an extremely large amount of gum for anything to happen. ...Read more

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Help please! could chewing gum cause cancer?

Help please! could chewing gum cause cancer?

No: Life is alarming enough without people making up foolish claims to frighten you. Enjoy your gum. ...Read more