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Can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer?

Can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer?

Yes: Tobacco is one of the risk factor for oral cancer in addition to alcohol and other things. ...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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Boyfriend mouth cancer from tobacco catagious?

Boyfriend mouth cancer from tobacco catagious?

Not contagious: But requires immediate treatment. Your boyfriend should be under the care of both an oral surgeon and an oncologist. Treatment cannot be put off even a short while. Make sure he follows the instructions he is given to the letter. ...Read more

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Can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer? If so, how?

Can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer? If so, how?

Yes: Smokeless tobacco (chew, snuff, etc.) cause cancer by exposing the lining of the mouth or nose to toxins in the tobacco that can lead to cancer. They also can cause chronic inflammation that promotes the growth of cancer cells. ...Read more

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Can using smokeless tobacco definitely give you oral cancer?

Puts you at higher : Risk. Not all people who use tobacco get cancer, but users are at much higher risk for cancer. There is no redeeming value to using tobacco, so do not use tobacco in any form. ...Read more

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How can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer?

Carcinogens: It is the carcinogens in the tobacco that leach into the soft tissues of your mouth and cause the changes on a cellular level that result in cancer cells forming. ...Read more

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Can dipping tobacco 3 times daily give you oral cancer?

Sure: Although chewing tobacco isn't recognized as often as contributing to oral cancer, it can and it does. There is no safe form of tobacco. ...Read more

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Is smokeless tobacco or chewing tobacco bad for asthma?

No: For asthma, no. For cardiovascular diseases and oral cancer, yes. So if you do smoke and you have asthma switching from smoking to smokeless or chewing tobaccos is a step in the right direction. Still my goal would be to get you off tobacco completely. You may need the support of friends, family and people like you who want to quit but can't do it alone to achieve that goal. ...Read more

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Can chewing tobacco cause throat cancer?

Can chewing tobacco cause throat cancer?

Snuff and chew: Tobacco products are most likely associated with oral cavity cancers (cheek, tongue, floor of mouth, gum) but oropharynx (tonsil, tongue base, voice box and hypopharynx (area behind and next to voice box, larynx) are susceptible to carcinogens in these products. They also ruin your teeth, give you bad breath, and make you a social pariah. It's addictive too. ...Read more

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Do the risks of getting oral cancer increase for dip users or cigar smokers?

Yes: Oral tobacco (dip, snuff, chewing) and cigar smoking (or chomping) are risk factors for mouth, tongue, and throat cancer. More use = more risk, especially with regular use of alcohol. Would be best to quit.... If not, at least switch where you put oral tobacco, to minimize irritation in one specific spot in your mouth. ...Read more

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How quickly can mouth cancer develop from using smokeless tobacco?

Indeterrninate: Although a true malignancy may take longer, changes associated with the use of such a known carcinogen are observable fairly quickly. Dont try to "play the odds" here. Continued use creates a "not if, but when" scenario. Quit now! ...Read more

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Does oral sex cause mouth cancer?

Does oral sex cause mouth cancer?

Not directly: Oral sex can expose you to the human papilloma virus (hpv) which can increase your risk of developing oral cancer. ...Read more

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Could smoking only 2 cigs and 1 cigar lead to oral cancer?

Higly unlikely: Oral cancer caused by tobacco use is really a result of cumulative insults from the cancer-causing compounds. ...Read more

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Does smoking weed with a mouth ulcer give you cancer?

Does smoking weed with a mouth ulcer give you cancer?

No: The presence of an ulcer will not effect the chances of developing oral cancer when smoking but a non-healing ulcer should be biopsied to rule out that it is not cancerous. ...Read more

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Would regular dental check ups detect oral cancer? What are the odds of 29yo w/no history of Tabacco use developing oral cancer?

Chances are very low: Oral cancer is uncommon unless you used tobacco(smoking or chewing) and drink excessively. Most dentists do an Oral exam or you can request it in case your dental work(cleaning) is done by a Dental hygienist alone. ...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


Spit Tobacco (Definition)

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