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I have already quited chewing tobacco.If there is still same risk of oral cancer?If it is developing than can it be stopped by quitting tobacco?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Good to quit.

You will still have a risk of developing oral cancer, but it goes down the longer you are free of using chewing tobacco, smoking and heavy drinking.
If you stay away from these your risk will go down to that of a non-user of these after 20 years or so. But you have done the first, most important step by quitting, and with regular visits to your doctor, should have little/no trouble from this.

In brief: Good to quit.

You will still have a risk of developing oral cancer, but it goes down the longer you are free of using chewing tobacco, smoking and heavy drinking.
If you stay away from these your risk will go down to that of a non-user of these after 20 years or so. But you have done the first, most important step by quitting, and with regular visits to your doctor, should have little/no trouble from this.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and No

Some benefits occur a few minutes after quitting and some take years.
http://www.killthecan.org/yourquit/howlong.asp gives some details. If you already have a cancerous lesion started, quitting will not make it go away. Please get it checked by a dentist asap for evaluation and possible referral. Quitting is very hard but absolutely worth the effort.

In brief: Yes and No

Some benefits occur a few minutes after quitting and some take years.
http://www.killthecan.org/yourquit/howlong.asp gives some details. If you already have a cancerous lesion started, quitting will not make it go away. Please get it checked by a dentist asap for evaluation and possible referral. Quitting is very hard but absolutely worth the effort.
Dr. John DeWolf
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Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes but improved

First congratulations on stopping chewing tobacco.
I'm sure it wasn't easy but you've done the first step in reducing your chances of getting oral cancer. Of course your chance of getting oral cancer is still prevalent and increased risk when you did chewing tobacco, but since you've stopped, you have improved at lowering your chances of improving your oral and overall health.

In brief: Yes but improved

First congratulations on stopping chewing tobacco.
I'm sure it wasn't easy but you've done the first step in reducing your chances of getting oral cancer. Of course your chance of getting oral cancer is still prevalent and increased risk when you did chewing tobacco, but since you've stopped, you have improved at lowering your chances of improving your oral and overall health.
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dr. Kim Capehart
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