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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 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

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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?

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 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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I chewed tobacco only a few times in my whole life. Am I going to get mouth cancer?

I chewed tobacco only a few times in my whole life. Am I going to get mouth cancer?

Prob Not from tobacc: Probably not from chewing tobacco. However if you also have other risk factors- i.e. ( betel nut chewing, alcohol, viral infection such as hpv, hiv; poor dental hygiene/periodontal disease etc ) then, the risk for you to develop mouth cancers-remains there. Consider to stop chewing tobacco, and if you also drink alcohol -please try to quit as well. ...Read more

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Do i get mouth cancer from dipping tobacco?

Most likely: Follow the below link for more information i can provide in this small space : http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/tobacco/smokeless. ...Read more

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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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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

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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


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Mouth Cancer (Definition)

Cancer or the mouth or oral cancer. See an oral surgeon or ...Read more