Top
10
Doctor insights on: How Long Does It Take To Get Mouth Cancer From Chewing Tobacco

Share

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


2

2
How long will it take to get mouth cancer from chewing tobacco?

How long will it take to get mouth cancer from chewing tobacco?

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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
How long does it take for mouth cancer to develop from chewing tobacco?

It varies wildly: Chewing tobacco induces cancer by direct contact & by dissolving cancer producing chemicals in the saliva that pools in the floor of the mouth under the tongue. There are high school kids who develop cancer in a few years while others develop more slowly. Chewing tobacco has many other harmful effects of periodontal bone loss, gum infections, increased decay, poor wound healing, nicotine addiction. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
From one time of doing chewing tobacco, can I get mouth cancer?

From one time of doing chewing tobacco, can I get mouth cancer?

No: You should be fine. Smoking and chewing are both unhealthy habits that can have horrible consequences so do yourself a favor and don't ever get into the habit. Hope this helps. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
I understand that chewing tobacco is a cause of mouth cancer, but can use of methamphetamine also cause cancer in the mouth?

Short answer is yes.: Any irritant consistently applied to tissue can cause premalignant lesions that can later turn malignant. If you are abusing methamphetamines, then other systemic health problems may also ensue that are just as serious! please call your physician, dentist or drug help line for help as soon as possible! don't ruin your life! ...Read more

8

8
If I chew tobacco once in a while, can I get mouth cancer?

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

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
How long do you have to chew tobacco before you start to develop mouth cancer?

How long do you have to chew tobacco before you start to develop mouth cancer?

Nobody knows.: Everyone has a certain risk for developing cancer based on their genetics, lifestyle, habits, etc... The more exposure to tobacco you have the more your risk goes up. It's hard to be more specific than that. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Do I tell my dentist that I chew tobacco? I'm concerned that I have mouth cancer.

Do I tell my dentist that I chew tobacco?  I'm concerned  that I have mouth cancer.

Absolutely: You cannot lie, hide, or cheat cancer. If you are worried, be very truthful and let the testing begin. You need to know what you are up against, and waiting is not a good option. Lastly, but equally as important...Stop chewing tobacco, it is a hard habit to break, understood, but think of the alternative. Best of luck to you, i wish you the best! ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Barry Rosen
4,121 doctors shared insights

Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


Dr. Liawaty Ho
450 doctors shared insights

Mouth Cancer (Definition)

Mouth cancer is cancer of the tissues of the mouth, such as the tongue, or inner surface of the cheek. People who smoke or drink excessively have a higher risk ...Read more