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Does smokeless tobacco carry a high risk of mouth cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Any use of tobacco increases the risk of cancer, at multiple sites in the body.

In brief: Yes

Any use of tobacco increases the risk of cancer, at multiple sites in the body.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

It isn't as great a risk factor as cigarettes but the risk is there.
The answer depends on what your definition of high risk is.

In brief: Maybe

It isn't as great a risk factor as cigarettes but the risk is there.
The answer depends on what your definition of high risk is.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Yes. See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing.

In brief: Yes

Yes. See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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