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How Long Does It Take For Oral Cancer To Develop
It can take long.: Most patients present at over age 50. Tobacco use, including smokeless tobacco, is certainly a risk factor. There may be few or no symptoms. Mouth cancers can present as non healing ulcers that can be painful. Rarely, there can be painless lymph node enlargement. Patients are staged by size of tumor and lymph node involvement. ...Read more
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
Can put time frame: You can never put a time frame on oral cancer. I do a visual oral cancer screening on all my patients every visit 3, 6 months recall visits. I had a patient in a one visit nothing apparent 6 months later something on tongue sent to oral surgeon the to ENT, tongue respected, lasted 8 months. Was the cancer there before it showed itself probable. Now I invested in a special scope, detects early. ...Read more
Years: Most cancers take years to develop from the time of initial stimulus. You should note that damage to the tissue starts early, within days to months, of tobacco use and in a susceptible person may lead to cancer even with short duration of use. Some times the cancer develops years after the person stops using tobacco. Cessation of tobacco use is one of the best things you can do for yourself. ...Read more
No set time: Stop chewing or dipping.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long does it take to get oral cancer from chewing tobacco? Is there a known, calculated number?
Cumulative: Cumulative risk. Related to amount of chewing and duration. ...Read more
Please tell me how long it takes for to get oral cancer if you smoke just a few cigarettes a day?
Cancer risk!: There is no answer to that. The more you smoke the greater the risk. Some people are more sensitive to carcinogens than others. Why take the chance at all. It's russian roulette with your life! ...Read more
If my dental check up showed no signs of oral cancer. How long would it take for me to notice a new sign?
Training: Without training you may not notice signs of oral cancer. Be on the look-out for white or red spots that do not disappear after 10 days to 2 weeks. Avoid excessive alcohol intake. DO NOT SMOKE. Have anything rough (like a chipped tooth or rough edge of a restoration) addressed. But most of all, see your Dentist regularly for a comprehensive examination. ...Read more
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Possibly a long time: Some oral cancers grows lowly and people can live with them for many months or even a year or two with minimal symptoms. ...Read more
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What to expect from oral reconstruction? My husband is facing oral reconstruction due to oral cancer, and we would like to know what all we can expect to face? How long is this process? .
Long road.: Oral rehab following cancer tx (surgery, radiation and/or chemo) can be a long, adapting process. Dependent on extent of involvement of cancer and surgery. You need to consult a dental prostodontist before starting oncology tx. They can formulate a plan for function and form. In cincinnati, we are lucky to have dr gordon huntress who works wonders during this scary episode.. Good luck. ...Read more
Years: Likely years. Still a bad habit. See oral surgeon or ENT doc with any symptoms. ...Read more
How long before you get symptoms for HPV oral cancer. And if the woman that has it transmitt it by giving oral sex.
Hard to tell: Hopefully never but only time will tell. Choose your partners wisely, use protection. ...Read more
I chewed tobacco for around 1 year. I get canker sores on my cheeks that take a few weeks to heal. Could they be oral cancer? I have no other symptoms
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. ...Read more
So scared of oral cancer bc I have been chewing on the inside of my mouth for so long. It bleeds and leaves raw exposed skin?
My dad is 65 and has a slow growing tumour on the floor of his mouth. He's had oral cancer 5x & no more treatment is possible. How long does he have?
There's no telling: It could be tomorrow. It could be years. Enjoy each day with him. ...Read more
Please ask again: It is much better here, where we are limited to just a few lines to respond to be specific about your symptoms and question and not to ask such an open ended ambiguous question that could take a textbook to answer. ...Read more
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
Mouth (Oral) Cancer (Definition)
Any cancer located in the mouth. Symptoms are variable but include mass in the mouth, difficulty eating, and tongue problems. ...Read more
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