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How do you know when you have cancer in your mouth from tobacco?

How do you know when you have cancer in your mouth from tobacco?

Suspicious spot: The only way to know for sure that you have cancer is with a biopsy. If you have a "lesion" (which can be a pimple, ulcer, crater, redness, thickening, etc) which doesn't go away, it should be evaluated by a health care professional. Dentists and oral surgeons should be able to evaluate, but the best evaluation would come from a head and neck surgeon (ent). Risk is high if you chew or smoke. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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Boyfriend mouth cancer from tobacco catagious?

Boyfriend mouth cancer from tobacco catagious?

Not contagious: But requires immediate treatment. Your boyfriend should be under the care of both an oral surgeon and an oncologist. Treatment cannot be put off even a short while. Make sure he follows the instructions he is given to the letter. ...Read more

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I chewed tobacco only a few times in my whole life. Am I going to get mouth cancer?

I chewed tobacco only a few times in my whole life. Am I going to get mouth cancer?

Prob Not from tobacc: Probably not from chewing tobacco. However if you also have other risk factors- i.e. ( betel nut chewing, alcohol, viral infection such as hpv, hiv; poor dental hygiene/periodontal disease etc ) then, the risk for you to develop mouth cancers-remains there. Consider to stop chewing tobacco, and if you also drink alcohol -please try to quit as well. ...Read more

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Chews tobacco since more than 12 years, intake is less now When intake was more, he had little difficulty in opening mouth wide n eating spicy Cancer?

Chews tobacco since more than 12 years, intake is less now
When intake was more, he had little difficulty in opening mouth wide n eating spicy
Cancer?

You?: If you are talking about yourself, you are somewhat young for oral cancer BUT you should do 2 things: first, please visit a dentist or your local doc. Cancer is rare at your age but not impossible. Second: please quit using any and all tobacco products. You are setting yourself to develop all sorts of tobacco related cancers plus bad tooth and gum disease. Please do it ASAP. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of mouth cancer from chewing tobacco?

What are the first signs of mouth cancer from chewing tobacco?

Leukoplakia: The tissues will turn white and have the look of almost being cooked or smoke cured. If this persists over time it causes the cells to mutate trying to repair the constant assault of chemicals, only to fail with over production of cancer cells. Bottom line........Stop. ...Read more

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Do i get mouth cancer from dipping tobacco?

Do i get mouth cancer from dipping tobacco?

Most likely: Follow the below link for more information i can provide in this small space : http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/tobacco/smokeless. ...Read more

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Do you get mouth cancer from dipping tobacco?

Increases risk: Oral cancer has several risk factors, the use of "dip" or "snuff" being just one. It is possible for someone to develop oral cancer who has never used oral tobacco products. It is important to have a regular screening, which most dentists do every six months, for any signs that you may be developing oral cancer or have a predilection for oral cancers. ...Read more

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If I chew tobacco once in a while, can I get mouth cancer?

Yes, you can : Even though perhaps you only chew once in a while, unfortunately, yes you can still get a mouth cancer. Obviously the risk will be higher if you also drink alcohol, or have other bad habits.. So, stop chewing any tobacco. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more