10 doctors weighed in:
How does smoking affect oral cancer?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Tobacco=Carcinogen
Tobacco smoke causes oral cancer, lung cancer, throat cancer, and is involved in so many other cancers.
If you have never smoked, don't start. If you do smoke, quit yesterday.

In brief: Tobacco=Carcinogen
Tobacco smoke causes oral cancer, lung cancer, throat cancer, and is involved in so many other cancers.
If you have never smoked, don't start. If you do smoke, quit yesterday.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree
In brief: Badly
Smoking is one of the major risk factors in oral cancer.

In brief: Badly
Smoking is one of the major risk factors in oral cancer.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Increases
As with lung cancer, the chemicals in cigarettes increase risk of developing mouth (oral) cancer. If you still continue to smoke, be aware of development of differing colors of the inside of your mouth as it maybe cancerous.
Also smoking promotes tooth decay and gingivitis due to drying of teeth and from harsh chemicals. Talk with your doctor if you are worried.

In brief: Increases
As with lung cancer, the chemicals in cigarettes increase risk of developing mouth (oral) cancer. If you still continue to smoke, be aware of development of differing colors of the inside of your mouth as it maybe cancerous.
Also smoking promotes tooth decay and gingivitis due to drying of teeth and from harsh chemicals. Talk with your doctor if you are worried.
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Increases
Smoking and smokeless (chewing) tobacco increases the risk of oral cancer.
This can involve any part of the oral cavity - lips, tongue, inside of mouth (palate, buccal mucosae), jaw, and throat.

In brief: Increases
Smoking and smokeless (chewing) tobacco increases the risk of oral cancer.
This can involve any part of the oral cavity - lips, tongue, inside of mouth (palate, buccal mucosae), jaw, and throat.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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