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Smoking Duration To Be A Risk For Oral Cancer
Is smoking 2 puffs of shisha bad, without inhaling? I will never smoke again!!! Amd am I at risk for oral cancer? I don't know whether I have hpv in me
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
Probably not: If you are able to smoke once every month you should quit altogether, . ...Read more
I'm 21 yrs old what are the realistic chances of me having oral cancer, been smoking 6-7 years on and off?
It's like: It's like playing russian roulette with your life! The more you smoke the greater the risk. As the saying goes, even if you have a 1:1000, 000 chance, if you are that one, it's 100%. Your choice, your life. You bear the responsibility of your own actions. I have seen too many of my patients get oral cancer. It's not pretty. ...Read more
Yes: Risk for oral cancer remains elevated 6 years after stopping smoking, though it does decline from it's highest risk. A 1999 study indicated that after 10 years of no smoking, risk of oral cancer approximates the risk of someone who has never smoked. Drinking alcohol is also a risk factor for oral cancers, so you may want to think about eliminating that risk factor. Keep up the not smoking!! :) ...Read more
Can smoking after tooth extraction cause oral cancer? I just got an extraction last night then start to smoke after an hour (they didn't warn me)
Yes but later on!:
Smoking causes cancer... and there is no doubt about it. So quit smoking Now while it is fresh in your mind and you are still free from it.
Development of Cancer from smoking usually takes some years...so right now you are safe but a few years down the road, you will be in serious trouble. So make serious plans to quit smoking....seek professional help from American cancer society (Cancer. Net) ...Read more
No set time: Please stop!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
What to expect from oral reconstruction? My husband is facing oral reconstruction due to oral cancer, and we would like to know what all we can expect to face? How long is this process? .
Long road.: Oral rehab following cancer tx (surgery, radiation and/or chemo) can be a long, adapting process. Dependent on extent of involvement of cancer and surgery. You need to consult a dental prostodontist before starting oncology tx. They can formulate a plan for function and form. In cincinnati, we are lucky to have dr gordon huntress who works wonders during this scary episode.. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
Possibly a long time: Some oral cancers grows lowly and people can live with them for many months or even a year or two with minimal symptoms. ...Read more
Cumulative: Cumulative risk. Related to amount of chewing and duration. ...Read more
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
Mouth (Oral) Cancer (Definition)
Any cancer located in the mouth. Symptoms are variable but include mass in the mouth, difficulty eating, and tongue problems. ...Read more