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Can chewing tobacco cause throat cancer during the first 2-3 years of chewing?

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Dr. David Masiello
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Anything is possible, but what you describe is unlikely.

In brief: Yes

Anything is possible, but what you describe is unlikely.
Dr. David Masiello
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It can cause it in

The first week, but it may not show up until months or years later. There is no safe level of chewing a carcinogen.

In brief: It can cause it in

The first week, but it may not show up until months or years later. There is no safe level of chewing a carcinogen.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology

In brief: Highly unlikely.

While tobacco use (also smokeless), and alcohol use are risk factors, most patients present at over age 50.
It is possible, but a lot of tobacco would probably have to be chewed, or a person would need to be really susceptable for this to happen. It would be best to discontinue tobacco use.

In brief: Highly unlikely.

While tobacco use (also smokeless), and alcohol use are risk factors, most patients present at over age 50.
It is possible, but a lot of tobacco would probably have to be chewed, or a person would need to be really susceptable for this to happen. It would be best to discontinue tobacco use.
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