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Doctor insights on: Smokeless Tobacco Cause Stomach Cancer

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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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What kinds of chemicals are in smokeless tobacco(snuff), that cause cancer?

What kinds of chemicals are in smokeless tobacco(snuff), that cause cancer?

Pollutants: All of the pesticides, fungicides and herbicides used on the growing tobacco leaves when they go throught the liver are turned into "estrogen-like" compounds resulting in over-estroginized men and women. They also contain heavy metals all of these can cause various forms of cancers. ...Read more

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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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How can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer?

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 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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Throat cancer and smokeless tobacco? I read that using smokeless tobacco can cause throat cancer. I only use it once in a while. Is that ok?

Throat cancer and smokeless tobacco? I read that using smokeless tobacco can cause throat cancer. I only use it once in a while. Is that ok?

No. Smokeless : No. Smokeless tobacco causes cancer of the tongue, mouth, and throat, and may also cause cancers of the stomach and intestine. These are extremely difficult cancers to treat. Most are fatal, and those that are cured leave patients with terrible deformities. Even if it doesn't cause cancer, smokeless tobacco causes gum disease that may cost you your teeth. You say you use it only once in a while, so it will be easier to quit now. If you wait, chances are that you'll start using it more in the future. ...Read more

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Possibility of stomach cancer at 18 years age? No family history of cancer, no alcohol, no tobacoo.

Possibility of stomach cancer at 18 years age? No family history of cancer, no alcohol, no tobacoo.

Very unlikely: If you have some symptoms, problems or dietary changes- talk to your family doc or see an internist. They can help you determine the problem. Cancer in an 18 yo is so unlikely without risk factors, it's as close to zero as it can get. Risks include diet, nationality, certain prior illnesses. Discuss all this w pcp. ...Read more

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Which cancers are most common among users of smokeless tobacco?

Smokeless TOB&CA: Smokeless or chewing TOB has been linked to cancers of the oral cavity, esophageal and pancreatic cancers. Esophageal and pancreatic are two of the toughest CA to cure and treat. Oral cavity CA is hard to go through treatment but at least some of these Pts are cured. ...Read more

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Will using smokeless tobacco increase my risk of developing cancer?

Will using smokeless tobacco increase my risk of developing cancer?

Yes, defnitely: You are at increased risk for cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, urinary bladder, pancreas and perhaps others. Tobacco also causes blood vessel disease leading to heart attacks, stroke, gangrene and shortens life by about ten years. ...Read more

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Why do smokeless tobacco products increase the risk of cancer?

Why do smokeless tobacco products increase the risk of cancer?

Tobacco = cancer: Tobacco is a potent carcinogen. Any form of tobacco exposure increases your risk for cancer. That includes smokeless tobacco such as snuff or chewing tobacco. There is no good reason to use tobacco on your body for any reason. People have been known to use tobacco to kill insects in the garden. Not a good thing to put in your mouth! ...Read more

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What is the relationship of smokeless tobacco and oral cancer?

Very high: Tobacco juice and smoke contains carcinogens that cause normal cells to change into cancer cells. There is a significant link between cancer of the lip, mouth, tongue and throat with the use of smokeless tobacco products. This link between smokeless tobacco and oral cancer is beyond question. ...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 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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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 you tell me can I get mouth cancer from only using smokeless tobacco a few times?

Unlikely: It is chronic trauma which leads to cancer. Not just once or twice. Not to say that you could not get cancer. You could. But you could get cancer without eever using tobacco. Using tobacco a few times does not increase that risk significantly. ...Read more

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How likely is it to develop mouth cancer from smokeless tobacco? 10% chance? Or less?

How likely is it to develop mouth cancer from smokeless tobacco?  10% chance?  Or less?

Greater then smoking: Chewing tobacco is worse then smoking. Chew is placed in the lip and sits in one spot. The nicotine acts as a constant irritatent to that area. The individual repeats this in the same spot. Smoking while they hold the smokie in there mouth it circulates around inuit the lungs and the out through the nose and mouth. Think about it if a irritant sits in one place for long periods of time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get oral cancer from smokeless tobacco?

Is it possible to get oral cancer from smokeless tobacco?

Yes: Smokeless tobacco is an important cause of oral cancer. Alcohol is another. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/tobacco/smokeless-tobacco. ...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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What is the time it takes to get oral cancer using smokeless tobacco?

What is the time it takes to get oral cancer using smokeless tobacco?

Years: Likely years. Still a bad habit. See oral surgeon or ENT doc with any symptoms. ...Read more

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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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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