If you dip twice a day will you get cancer - Doctor answers

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How long is it supposed to it realistically take to get cancer from dip?

How long is it supposed to it realistically take to get cancer from dip?

Smokeless tobacco?: At least a couple of years. It can be quite fast; teens are getting these nowadays. Don't push your luck. And the longer you chew, the harder it will be to quit. Chewing is much less harmful overall than smoking it. But who wants to be an addict? Think about the people who love you. And who wants to kiss somebody who chews? ...Read more

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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Why doesn't everyone get oral cancer from dip?

Why doesn't everyone get oral cancer from dip?

Carcinogens: Carcinogens change the dna in the affected cells, causing them to grow uncontrollably. This occurs hit or miss each time the carcinogens are introduced. The more you use, the greater your chances, like playing the lottery, but not in a good way. The changes that take place can take years to manifest themselves. The sooner you quit the better your chances of staying cancer free. ...Read more

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Do people ever get oral cancer from doing dip only twice?

Do people ever get oral cancer from doing dip only twice?

Probably not: Theoretically it is possible, but probably not. Oral cancer usually comes from the repeated irritation of the chemicals in the substance. ...Read more

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Two questions does dip cause oral cancer? Also I did it for 4 years and I quit two years ago will I still get oral cancer?

Two questions does dip cause oral cancer? Also I did it for 4 years and I quit two years ago will I still get oral cancer?

Smokeless tobacco: Most definitely dip or snuff can cause oral cancer due to the carcinogens in the tobacco. Quitting was the best thing you did 4 years ago. Your chances of developing oral cancer are quite small at this point. Do make sure you are examined by a dentist or ENT surgeon to check you thoroughly. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to get throat cancer from using dip tobacco?

Please explain if it is possible to get throat cancer from using dip tobacco?

I guess it is: .....Possible although you would be more concerned about cancer of the lip or tongue, the areas in direct contact with it. Please, don't do it. It is risky and in my opinion a truly disgusting habit. Even if you don't get cancer, you can damage your teeth and gums, and kill your smile. ...Read more

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I did dip tobacco (smokeless) for 5 years and I quit 3 years ago. Will I most likely get oral cancer even though I quit 3 years ago?

I did dip tobacco (smokeless) for 5 years and I quit 3 years ago. Will I most likely get oral cancer even though I quit 3 years ago?

No: No. You are still at increased risk, but the risk declines the longer you refrain from tobacco. Unless you smoke other forms of tobacco, within a few years your risk should be the same as nonsmokers. Congratulations for quitting!!! ...Read more

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I did smokeless tobacco dip for 5 years. I quit in October 2012. Am I still likely to get oral cancer? I worry everyday since I quit.

I did smokeless tobacco dip for 5 years. I quit in October 2012. Am I still likely to get oral cancer? I worry everyday since I quit.

Risk is cut in half: Those who quit in their 30s may avoid most of the risk due to smokeless tobacco use. The risk of oral cancer is cut in half after 3 years. Keep up a good job! ...Read more

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I'm 17 old. I'm so afraid of getting cancer that sometimes I cant live normal life. I smoked 1 gigarette a day 8 months I have quit. Will I get cancer.

I'm 17 old. I'm so afraid of getting cancer that sometimes I cant live normal life. I smoked 1 gigarette a day 8 months I have quit. Will I get cancer.

Anxiety: Your increase in risk for cancer from such a short exposure is minimal. Leave the cigarettes and smoking alone. Avoid radiation exposure, and get your cancer screenings when you are older. For now enjoy life and live healthy. Don't let anxiety about an unlikely distant event spoil today. ...Read more

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My age is 17 and I smoke 1 to 3 in a day can I get cancer?

My age is 17 and I smoke 1 to 3 in a day can I get cancer?

Yes, esp. If continue: It would be very unusual for a 17 yo to develop cancer due to smoking, but every puff you take increases your risk and as you continue over time that risk will only increase. If you stop, over time your risk will return to normal. Why take any chances? Stop now as it will only get harder to stop over time. See http://www. Cdc. Gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/. ...Read more

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Could I get cancer from being on my computer for too many hours every day?

Could I get cancer from being on my computer for too many hours every day?

No: There is no evidence that using the computer will cause cancer. A computer does not emit any radiation or toxic substance. You may get eye strain or carpal tunnel syndrome but not cancer. ...Read more

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Standing in front of microwave all day - can this cause you to get cancer?

Standing in front of microwave all day - can this cause you to get cancer?

No: These wavelengths won't mutate the dna (induce) or cause cells to overgrow (promote). The online claims that microwave cooking causes cancer are scaremongering and are obvious disinformation (discredited ideas about the nature of cancer and the processes of biochemistry) by people misrepresenting themselves as humanitarians and persecuted scientists. Don't let these people scare you. ...Read more

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If I'm nineteen and I smoke a few cigarettes a day, is it likely I will get cancer?

If I'm nineteen and I smoke a few cigarettes a day, is it likely I will get cancer?

May be: Why do you smoke, knowing full well that it is not good for your health? Why take a chance? Tobacco acts synergistically with other carcinogens. Please quit asap. ...Read more

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If I'm an 18 year old male who smokes around 10 cigarettes a day, will I necessarily get cancer?

If I'm an 18 year old male who smokes around 10 cigarettes a day, will I necessarily get cancer?

Increased risk.: Smoking significantly increases the risk for many major cancers. This risk soars with the quantity & years smoked. As a surgeon who removes bladders and kidneys due to smoking-related cancers, I strongly discourage anyone from smoking. But cancer arises from an incredibly complex interplay between genes & the environment, so it is usually not possible to predict who will necessarily get cancer. ...Read more

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I am a student, and in the last three years, I am averaging less than 5 hours of sleep per day. Will I get cancer?

I am a student, and in the last three years, I am averaging less than 5 hours of sleep per day. Will I get cancer?

Inadequate sleep: Healthy adults are advised to have 7 hours of sleep daily. The lowest acceptable duration could be as low as 6 hours. If you have set your life to only get 5 hours, you are risking many ailments, including accidents while driving and also poor retention of the new information you are trying to learn as a student. The effect on Cancer is not clear cut...but that should be least of your concerns. ...Read more

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How many dips of chewing tobacco a day would be reasonably safe in the aspect of not developing cancer?

How many dips of chewing tobacco a day would be reasonably safe in the aspect of not developing cancer?

None, zero, nada: You cannot tell how much is enough to cause cancer in a particular individual. My advise: don't dip at all. ...Read more

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While being on steroids-2.5mg, sazo-500mg (6/day), methotrexate-15mg, is it right to get a flareup of uc? My grandmother died of cervial cancer will I get

While being on steroids-2.5mg, sazo-500mg (6/day), methotrexate-15mg, is it right to get a flareup of uc? My grandmother died of cervial cancer will I get

UC/cancer: You can still get a flare despite being on the meds listed. It depends on the severity and extent of your illness. It could have been worse probably if you were not taking these meds, though. Uc doesn't cause cervical cancer. We know today that this is caused by hp virus (human papiloma). It's a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get oral cancer if you smoke just a few cigarettes a day?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get oral cancer if you smoke just a few cigarettes a day?

Cancer risk!: There is no answer to that. The more you smoke the greater the risk. Some people are more sensitive to carcinogens than others. Why take the chance at all. It's russian roulette with your life! ...Read more

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Why do some people smoke 2 packs a day til they're 85 and never get cancer, while others smoke 1 pack a day and get cancer at 58? Genetics?

Yes: Yes, genetic is an important part in the etiology of cancer. Since you do not know how your genes are going to behave, it is prudent to avoid tobacco and alcohol, the two commonest causes of cancer. ...Read more

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My cousin is 56 and has smoked 1-1.5 packs a day for 33 years. Very bad cough. Has gained alot of weight lately so I doubt cancer. Still get checked?

My cousin is 56 and has smoked 1-1.5 packs a day for 33 years. Very bad cough. Has gained alot of weight lately so I doubt cancer. Still get checked?

COPD?: He could be what used to be called a blur bloater. Overweight, smoker and short of breath. Needs to be evaluated by a pulmonary physician. Needs to quit smoking and may need some inhalers. Hope this helps. ...Read more