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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Do you get mouth cancer from dipping tobacco?

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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Is it really possible to get some kind of mouth disease, mouth cancer, etc. After only a month and a half of dipping?

Is it really possible to get some kind of mouth disease, mouth cancer, etc. After only a month and a half of dipping?

Yes: People can develop cancer and diseases of the mouth even without dipping, so dipping only increases your chances. Quit while you are ahead. ...Read more

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Can a 14 year old get mouth cancer dipping 7 cans/ year?

Can a 14 year old get mouth cancer dipping 7 cans/ year?

Eventually: Dipping is associated with oral cancer. You are starting an addictive habit that might be continued for years. If that happens, your risk of oral cancer will be increased. ...Read more

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Could I have mouth cancer from dipping my first time?

Could I have mouth cancer from dipping my first time?

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 more

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I'm going to quit dipping tobacco but is it too late to prevent mouth cancer?

I'm going to quit dipping tobacco but is it too late to prevent mouth cancer?

Never too late: But just because you stop does not mean that damage has not been done. Carcinogens sometimes take years to manefest their harm. Have yourself examined routinely by your dentist for any soft tissue changes. ...Read more

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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

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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

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How long after using smokeless tobacco do you get mouth cancer?

How long after using smokeless tobacco do you get mouth cancer?

Tobacco use: Not everyone who chews tobacco and smokes cigarette will end up with cancer. We all have different immune system and everyone's body reacts differently to harmful substances. ...Read more

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How long will you have to use smokeless tobacco to get mouth cancer?

Doesn't matter: Length of time is irrelevent. Smokeless tobacco contains cancer causing agents. Follow the below link for more detailed info:

http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/tobacco/smokeless. ...Read more

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Can a 24 year old get mouth cancer?

Can a 24 year old get mouth cancer?

Yes: 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

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What do you get as early symptoms of mouth cancer?

What do you get as early symptoms of mouth cancer?

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 more

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Can you get mouth cancer from kissing?

Can you get mouth cancer from kissing?

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 more

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Can you get a mouth cancer from smoking just a few cigarette?

Can you get a mouth cancer from smoking just a few cigarette?

Probably not: Smoking just a few cigarettes in a lifetime should not increase head and neck cancer risk appreciably. Smoking a few cigarettes a day, however, certainly will. ...Read more

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What are tests for mouth cancer? Could I get it from smoking and sex?

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

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How long would you have to use skoal's dip before getting mouth cancer?

No time frame: That would be hard to predict, however oral cancer is very aggresive and very disfiguring. Chewing tobacco is taking a big risk to your health. ...Read more

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