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How long does it take for mouth cancer to develop from chewing tobacco?

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In brief: It varies wildly

Chewing tobacco induces cancer by direct contact & by dissolving cancer producing chemicals in the saliva that pools in the floor of the mouth under the tongue.
There are high school kids who develop cancer in a few years while others develop more slowly. Chewing tobacco has many other harmful effects of periodontal bone loss, gum infections, increased decay, poor wound healing, nicotine addiction.

In brief: It varies wildly

Chewing tobacco induces cancer by direct contact & by dissolving cancer producing chemicals in the saliva that pools in the floor of the mouth under the tongue.
There are high school kids who develop cancer in a few years while others develop more slowly. Chewing tobacco has many other harmful effects of periodontal bone loss, gum infections, increased decay, poor wound healing, nicotine addiction.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: It varies

Some people use chewing tobacco and never develop cancer.
In others it can happen quickly. It probably is an interplay between the cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco and genetics. My advice is stop using tobacco. It's like chewing on toxic waste.

In brief: It varies

Some people use chewing tobacco and never develop cancer.
In others it can happen quickly. It probably is an interplay between the cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco and genetics. My advice is stop using tobacco. It's like chewing on toxic waste.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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