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What Kind Of Cancer Can You Get From Chewing Tobacco
Toothloss chew/dip: It is not uncommon to have tooth loss from dip or chewing tobbacco. The dip is very destructive to the soft tissue (gums) of the mouth. You should be more worried about getting oral cancer. Toothloss will be the least of your problems if you get oral cancer. The rate of oral cancer skyrockets with the use of any tobacco products, dip/ chewing tobacco appears to be the worst. ...Read more
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
Mostly the same ones: you get from cigarettes you DON'T pick up off the ground. I am going to assume you have a computer and pay for an internet service, so I am concerned as to why you are picking up butts. Anybody who has a bacterial or viral infection can leave saliva with these germs on the cigarette, and you could be exposed. In addition, tuberculosis could be spread, as well as herpesvirus infections. Quit now. ...Read more
Yes indeed: This is the usual way of getting all but one of the common kinds of lung cancer ("never-smoker lung cancer makes up a few percent ; acts different). Increases the risk for esophagus, mouth, tongue, larynx, throat, bladder, pancreas, cervix (maybe), kidney. If you are a smoker, why not put it down, right now, for the rest of your life? It's a great thing to do for yourself ; those who love you. ...Read more
Oral cancer: Smokeless tobacco can result in root exposure and subsequent loss of teeth. While this is characterized as gum disease, it's a bit different than the gum disease caused by bacteria - that most people think of when they think of gum disease.. It's possible also to develop oral cancer from tobacco use. Early detection is critical here and can help you avoid serious consequences. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You can't: Genetic mutations accumulate in all of us as we get older, and thankfully the majority of us escape full-blown cancers until something else gets us. Anyone offering a scheme to guarantee you will not get cancer is scamming you. Minimize your risk by avoiding tobacco & excess sunlight & booze, getting premalignant breast / colon lesions excised, rx helicobacter. Your physician can help. ...Read more
Can you tell me what kind of cancer can you have from a soft tissue mass/tumor in the knee besides sarcoma?
A mass?: The most common knee mass is the familiar baker cyst. Cancer arising in the knee is usually a sarcoma of some sort; osteosarcomas, ewing sarcomas, and pigmented villinodular synovitis are all common here. There are plenty of benign bone and soft tissue tumors here as well. Hoping you get a favorable diagnosis, and best wishes. ...Read more
Why chance it: As per the CDC: People who smoke cigarettes are 15 to 30 times more likely to get lung cancer or die from lung cancer than people who do not smoke. Even smoking a few cigarettes a day or smoking occasionally increases the risk of lung cancer. The more years a person smokes and the more cigarettes smoked each day, the more risk goes up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you let me know how many years of smoking will cause someone to get a smoking related disease or cancer?
No simple answer: Many folks who have never smoked get cancer of the oral cavity. Even relatively light smokers can suffer high blood pressure, lung disease, including cancer or emphysema, not to mention other smoking related illness. There is added risk the longer you smoke, but why would anyone take any chance? ...Read more
Suspicious spot: The only way to know for sure that you have cancer is with a biopsy. If you have a "lesion" (which can be a pimple, ulcer, crater, redness, thickening, etc) which doesn't go away, it should be evaluated by a health care professional. Dentists and oral surgeons should be able to evaluate, but the best evaluation would come from a head and neck surgeon (ent). Risk is high if you chew or smoke. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Radon exposure: Second hand smoke increases risk of lung cancer, as does exposure to radon, which is why radon testing in the home has become so prevalent. Asbestos is known to cause a rare cancer called mesothelioma. The risk of getting the typical type of lung cancer among people exposed to asbestos is much higher if they are also smokers. ...Read more
No real difference: What counts is the total amount of tars and other carcinogenic substances found in smoke, not whether you use one brand or twenty. Some brands have more tars than others, but it depends as much on your smoking pattern (holding low tar cigarettes right around where the filter begins shuts off the tiny holes in the paper and increases tars), including how deeply you inhale, how long you hold it etc ...Read more
STOP smoking!: The one sure way to not develop a smoking related malignancy is to not smoke. This also sets a good example for younger people that you know and will save you money as tobacco products are expensive. It's a win win situation to stop smoking if at all possible. You can do it! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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