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How long does it take to get oral cancer if using snuff?

How long does it take to get oral cancer if using snuff?

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

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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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How long does it take to get oral cancer if you catch HPV at 25y?

How long does it take to get oral cancer if you catch HPV at 25y?

Variable: Most people do not get cancer from hpv infection. Other factors, such as use of tobacco, alcohol and other infections may increase the risk. Genetic predisposition to hpv induced cancer also plays a strong role. The lag time varies from years to decades. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does it take to get cancer from dipping tobacco?

Help please? How long does it take to get cancer from dipping tobacco?

Good question: But the problem is nobody can answer for sure. I guess it would require exposure for a few years but remember that cancer is seldom a one hit deal, a person may have predisposing factors that could lead to cancer with shorter exposure. Since you can't know for sure, why risk it? If you dip, quit right away. If you don't, stay that way. Spittin' in a can is kind of nasty anyways....Ugh. ...Read more

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How long does it take for oral cancer to develop?

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

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

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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How long does it take snuff to cause cancer?

How long does it take snuff to cause cancer?

Not sure that: Any one has done the human experiment of snuff dose/time/exposure to discern minimal dose and time of a carcinogen to cause a potentially lethal event. It would be unethical. Dipping and snorting a carcinogen maybe legal, and in our libertarian culture, you are entitled to do it. Adolescents as young as 15 have developed h&n cancer/. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get oral cancer from chewing tobacco? Worse if chew in off season?

Varies: Oral cancer has developed in teen agers from use of oral tobacco. Usually it takes many years. It is a very bad idea to use tobacco in any form. The sooner you quit the better. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for someone to get addicted to tobacco?

How long does it usually take for someone to get addicted to tobacco?

It varies: While different people have different "affinity" to tobacco, it may take only 1 time for someone to get addicted, whereas others never develop a true one really. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get oral cancer? 20 years?

How long does it take to get oral cancer? 20 years?

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

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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 to get throat cancer from smoking?

How long does it take to get throat cancer from smoking?

Years: Smoking can cause many cancers. There is no data to predict how long it will take to cause cancer, like throat cancer. But the longer you smoke, the more chance you will get cancer. So it is better to quit smoking asap. ...Read more

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Can you get HPV from kissing? And if so how long does cancer take to develop

Can you get HPV from kissing? And if so how long does cancer take to develop

Not normally: Kissing will not transfer hpv, but oral sex can. It takes at least months and probably years for a cancer to develop. Most women < 30 years old will be able to fight off the hpv infection without specific treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get addicted to smokeless tobacco?

How long does it take to get addicted to smokeless tobacco?

Very quickly: Because smokeless tobacco is held between the cheek and gum it is absorbed very quickly into the blood stream in very high concentrations. It is the difference between alcohol abuse and IV drug use, the latter is more potent and more quickly addictive like smokeless tobacco. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for smokers to get cancer?

How much time does it take for smokers to get cancer?

Unknown and variable: Common sense says that the longer you smoke and the more cigs you smoke, the higher the risk for cancer (lung, throat, kidney, bladder, etc). How this applies to a particular individual, is not possible to guess. It may be decades for some, and a few years for others. If you smoke, STOP. Your risk may not drop as low as a never-smoker but should go down with time. ...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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How long does it take to getcancer while chewing tobacco?

How long does it take to getcancer while chewing tobacco?

Don't know: The trick is to stop before you get cancer. So you can play it safe and quit now, or play Russian Roulette. Tobacco use, in any form, has been proven to cause cancer. Chewing tobacco often causes oral cancer, necessitating surgical removal of the cancerous mouth/face tissues, radiation treatments, chemotherapy, and, if you're lucky, facial reconstruction. Frankly, tobacco = stupid. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal oral candidiasis if I am using natural antifungals?

How long does it take to heal oral candidiasis if I am using natural antifungals?

Oral candidiasis: When the lesions disappear and are no longer visible then you have a high chance it is gone. Look I'm the mirror with a strong flashlight. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

Chewing Tobacco (Definition)

Chewing tobacco is a type of smokeless tobacco that, when chewed, releases nicotine and flavor. It is highly addictive and is ...Read more


Snuff (Definition)

Snuff is chewing tobacco. Although not smoked, chewing tobacco has negative health effects, such as being associated with the ...Read more