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How Long Does It Take To Get Mouth Cancer From Dipping
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it really possible to get some kind of mouth disease, mouth cancer, etc. After only a month and a half of dipping?
Probably no: Cancer typically will not develop that fast but why risk it? Cancer is most of the times caused by many factors any you can never know what is the event that ultimately triggers it. Dipping is a dangerous and in my opinion a quite disgusting habit. Save your money, your teeth, your appeal to the ladies, and your life. Don't use it again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orally cancer has been primarily a disease of older men who smoke and drink alcohol, however this has changed in the last few years. Now oral cancers are seen in young er people. This is because of the increase in
hpv. Some strains are known to cause cancers. Your doctor can test for hpv., especially in women. ...Read more
Unfortunately, None: Like most dangerous diseases and conditions, there are no symptoms in the early stages. However, there can be some characteristic visual changes, but they're often hard for people to see, since they're in the mouth or throat. Any sore that doesn't go away in a couple of weeks needs to be examined. Any area that changes color, itches, bleeds, or becomes raised and/or rough needs to be seen too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but. . .: Mouth cancer (oral cancer) is not transmitted by kissing. However, doctors believe that some throat cancers are caused by strains of HPV (human papilloma virus). HPV causes genital warts and cervical cancer. Researchers are trying to find out if vaccines like Gardasil can prevent some throat cancers, because oral sex transmits HPV viruses from one's genitals into a partners mouth and throat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A careful oral exam:
The most effective tests for mouth cancer are good lighting, perceptive eyes, sensitive fingers, and proper training. When these tools detect a tissue abnormality, a biopsy can distinguish cancerous from benign lesions.
Tobacco is well known to promote cancer. Sex is a more controversial risk factor, but some strains of sexually transmitted human papilloma virus are also thought to confer risk. ...Read more
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
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