Can smokeless tobacco cause stomach cancer?

Yes. It is highly carcinogenic and often swallowed.
Unclear. Smokeless tobacco describes such a diversity of products. Unfortunately most manufacturers don't tell the consumer exactly what their products contain. There are a number of additives which have been attributed to a risk of stomach cancer. In addition to reducing your risk of stomach cancer, not using smokeless tobacco has a number of other long-term important health benefits.

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Can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer?

Yes, and Often Does. Over time the nicotine in the tobacco leaches out of the smokeless tobacco and decreases blood flow to the cheek and gum mucous membranes. This mucosa becomes more permeable to the 200+ cancer producing chemicals in tobacco. If you drink alcohol, the alcohol increases carcinogensis by extracting the carcinogens and enhancing their penetration into the mucosa. Stop if you can, or get help to stop. Read more...
Yes. There are more cancer producing chemicals in tobacco than letters in your question. And treatment often requires radical facial surgery. Oral cancer is particularly virulent. Tobacco, irrespective of the delivery system, is an ugly killer. Read more...

How can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer?

Carcinogens. It is the carcinogens in the tobacco that leach into the soft tissues of your mouth and cause the changes on a cellular level that result in cancer cells forming. Read more...
Tissue contact. Smokeless tobacco is a "pinch" held between the lip and gum. The constant contact on the tissues allows the harsh and carcinogenic chemicals in the tobacco to be absorbed into the tissues and then cause mutations in the cells that become cancerous. Read more...
Duplication error. Cancer is basically an error in the genetic duplication of a cell. This can be caused by radiation, virus, chemicals, and other factors. With smokeless tobacco you have a carcinogenic chemical combined with irritation( which means statistically more cells are duplicating so you have a greater chance of error). Read more...
Chemicals in Tobacco. Over time the nicotine in the tobacco leaches out of the smokeless tobacco and decreases blood flow to the cheek and gum mucous membranes. This mucosa becomes more permeable to the 200+ cancer producing chemicals in tobacco. If you drink alcohol, the alcohol increases carcinogensis by extracting the carcinogens and enhancing their penetration into the mucosa. Stop if you can, or get help to stop. Read more...

Can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer? If so, how?

Yes. Smokeless tobacco (chew, snuff, etc.) cause cancer by exposing the lining of the mouth or nose to toxins in the tobacco that can lead to cancer. They also can cause chronic inflammation that promotes the growth of cancer cells. Read more...
Yes. By irritating the tisue, the tissue will change and become dysplatic (bad) and become theprecursor to cancer. Have your tissues checked by a dentist especially if they are whitish and have a washboard appearance. Read more...
Smokeless tobacco . Over time the nicotine in the tobacco leaches out of the smokeless tobacco and decreases blood flow to the cheek and gum mucous membranes. This mucosa becomes more permeable to the 200+ cancer producing chemicals in tobacco. If you drink alcohol, the alcohol increases carcinogensis by extracting the carcinogens and enhancing their penetration into the mucosa. Stop if you can, or get help to stop. Read more...

Throat cancer and smokeless tobacco? I read that using smokeless tobacco can cause throat cancer. I only use it once in a while. Is that ok?

No. Smokeless . No. Smokeless tobacco causes cancer of the tongue, mouth, and throat, and may also cause cancers of the stomach and intestine. These are extremely difficult cancers to treat. Most are fatal, and those that are cured leave patients with terrible deformities. Even if it doesn't cause cancer, smokeless tobacco causes gum disease that may cost you your teeth. You say you use it only once in a while, so it will be easier to quit now. If you wait, chances are that you'll start using it more in the future. Read more...
The less the better. Smokeless tobacco causes all the ingredients, including cancer-causing tars, to dissolve in saliva and are distributed around the mouth, tongue, lips, throat and upper pharynx, and can cause cancer in any or all of those places. The more you chew, sniff, tuck in your gums etc etc., the greater the chance of cancer. If once in a while is once or twice a month, probably low risk- 3x/week its more. Read more...

Possibility of stomach cancer at 18 years age? No family history of cancer, no alcohol, no tobacoo.

Very unlikely. If you have some symptoms, problems or dietary changes- talk to your family doc or see an internist. They can help you determine the problem. Cancer in an 18 yo is so unlikely without risk factors, it's as close to zero as it can get. Risks include diet, nationality, certain prior illnesses. Discuss all this w pcp. Read more...

Which cancers are most common among users of smokeless tobacco?

Smokeless TOB&CA. Smokeless or chewing TOB has been linked to cancers of the oral cavity, esophageal and pancreatic cancers. Esophageal and pancreatic are two of the toughest CA to cure and treat. Oral cavity CA is hard to go through treatment but at least some of these Pts are cured. Read more...

Will using smokeless tobacco increase my risk of developing cancer?

Yes, defnitely. You are at increased risk for cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, urinary bladder, pancreas and perhaps others. Tobacco also causes blood vessel disease leading to heart attacks, stroke, gangrene and shortens life by about ten years. Read more...