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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

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

Glad you stopped: You are smarter than most folks. I am glad you are not going to do this again. It's disgusting. Everybody has some mouth cancer risk so keep an eye on your oral mucosa, even though your risk is not much greater than baseline. I am happy for you. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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How does smoking affect oral cancer?

How does smoking affect oral cancer?

Tobacco affects: Tobacco affects the cells lining the mouth, throat and lungs and causes changes in the cells that results in the formation of cancer. ...Read more

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Will smoking once every month or less still give you really bad oral cancer?

Will smoking once every month or less still give you really bad oral cancer?

Probably not: If you are able to smoke once every month you should quit altogether, . ...Read more

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Could smoking weed give you oral cancer?

Could smoking weed give you oral cancer?

InconclusiveEvidence: Unfortunately, the current research on cancer and smoking marijuana is mixed. Many epidemiological studies do not seem to show a significant increase in oral cancer risk. ...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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I'm 21 yrs old what are the realistic chances of me having oral cancer, been smoking 6-7 years on and off?

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

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Can you get oral cancer 6 years after quitting smoking?

Can you get oral cancer 6 years after quitting smoking?

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

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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

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How long does it take to develop oral cancer symptoms?

Sometimes never: If you believe you way have oral cancer see a dentist as soon as possible. Sometimes there are no symptoms. By the time you develope symptoms it is very late. ...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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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

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How long does it take for oral cancer to develop?

How long does it take for oral cancer to develop?

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

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How long does it take to get oral cancer? 20 years?

How long does it take to get oral cancer? 20 years?

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

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How long could you live with oral cancer and not know?

How long could you live with oral cancer and not know?

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

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get oral cancer?

Please rephrase: How long does it take cancer to develop from what? Naturally (genetic), from smoking, from chewing tobacco? Cancer occurs when cells mutate due to genetic change to cause unregulated cell growth. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long would it take to get oral cancer from chewing tabacco?

Cumulative: Cumulative risk. Related to amount of chewing and duration. ...Read more

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How long do you live after treatment of oral cancer?

Depends: Depends on the type of oral cancer, how early it was found and how you respond to treatment. Each person is different. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get oral cancer if you catch HPV at 25y?

How long does it take to get oral cancer if you catch HPV at 25y?

Variable: Most people do not get cancer from hpv infection. Other factors, such as use of tobacco, alcohol and other infections may increase the risk. Genetic predisposition to hpv induced cancer also plays a strong role. The lag time varies from years to decades. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get oral cancer if using snuff?

How long does it take to get oral cancer if using snuff?

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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Mouth Cancer (Definition)

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