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How many years does it take to get oral cancer from chewing tobacco?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Varies- Quit Tobacco

It usually takes years to decades, however, oral cancer has developed in teenagers using chewing tobacco.
Quit the habit as it may take a short time in a suseptible individual. Other factors being hpv infection, immune status and genetic make-up of the person, .

In brief: Varies- Quit Tobacco

It usually takes years to decades, however, oral cancer has developed in teenagers using chewing tobacco.
Quit the habit as it may take a short time in a suseptible individual. Other factors being hpv infection, immune status and genetic make-up of the person, .
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not sure

Cancer development generally requires a "latent' period to develop.
How long that is, is different for different people and different cancers. Best to quit chewing tobacco, or to have never started.

In brief: Not sure

Cancer development generally requires a "latent' period to develop.
How long that is, is different for different people and different cancers. Best to quit chewing tobacco, or to have never started.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology

In brief: Usually decades.

Most patients present at over 50 years of age, but alcohol and tobacco use (also smokeless) are risk factors and therefore some especially prone, heavy users may get it sooner. It would be best to stop all tobacco use as soon as you can.

In brief: Usually decades.

Most patients present at over 50 years of age, but alcohol and tobacco use (also smokeless) are risk factors and therefore some especially prone, heavy users may get it sooner. It would be best to stop all tobacco use as soon as you can.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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