How long will it take to get mouth cancer from chewing tobacco?

Unknown. The risk of mouth cancer is increased with tobacco exposure: smoked or chewed. How long it takes is not easy to answer. The risk does diminish over time with cessation of tobacco exposure. It is recommended that all tobacco exposure be stopped. This sometimes requires professional help and counselling.
Impossible to know. There are people who have used it all their lives and there are people who have died in their early twenties from it. If you don't have cancer now, stop.

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From one time of doing chewing tobacco, can I get mouth cancer?

Technically yes. The more you dip the greater are your chances. Read more...
No. You should be fine. Smoking and chewing are both unhealthy habits that can have horrible consequences so do yourself a favor and don't ever get into the habit. Hope this helps. Read more...
No, but. No, but why start? 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. Read more...

What are the first signs of mouth cancer from chewing tobacco?

Difficult to see. This is a big reason to see a dentist on a regular basis for checkups. As with many types of cancer, catching "mouth cancer" early greatly improves your chances of defeating it. A dentist has many tools at their disposal to see very small lesions that could be or eventually turn into cancer. Read more...
Leukoplakia. The tissues will turn white and have the look of almost being cooked or smoke cured. If this persists over time it causes the cells to mutate trying to repair the constant assault of chemicals, only to fail with over production of cancer cells. Bottom line........Stop. Read more...
Signs/symptoms. 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. Read more...

What amount of chewing tobacco causes mouth cancer?

Why run the risk? I agree that the risk of cancer from chewing tobacco exists. What amount s difficult to answer. As a rule of thumb, it takes time and frequency. Genes would probably make you more susceptible. There are other risks too. Staining of teeth....Smell, waste of money.. A bad habit . Walk on the beach, smell the roses, play sport, visit a friend, it is just a ad habit do not play with fire. Read more...

I understand that chewing tobacco is a cause of mouth cancer, but can use of methamphetamine also cause cancer in the mouth?

Short answer is yes. Any irritant consistently applied to tissue can cause premalignant lesions that can later turn malignant. If you are abusing methamphetamines, then other systemic health problems may also ensue that are just as serious! please call your physician, dentist or drug help line for help as soon as possible! don't ruin your life! Read more...
No but. Using methamphetamine can cause severe tooth decay, periodontitis, and the loss of many teeth, also known as “meth mouth.”. While meth does not cause cancer per se, many activities related to meth (smoking, marijuana) do contribute to oral cancer. Read more...

Do I tell my dentist that I chew tobacco? I'm concerned that I have mouth cancer.

100% YES. This is not to be taken lightly. Oral cancer can kill and you should not hesitate to contact your denist and if they are uncertain you can be seen by a specialist. Tobacco use has a very high risk of oral cancer and it can be minimized if found early. Don't wait. Read more...
Yes. Yes, it is very important to tell your dentist of all your habits including smoking, tobacco, alcohol use, etc. It is also important to tell them of any symptoms you may be experiencing to make you think you have cancer. This helps us base your risk of getting cancer and the dentist may perform some tests after that to see if you have cancer. Read more...
Absolutely. You cannot lie, hide, or cheat cancer. If you are worried, be very truthful and let the testing begin. You need to know what you are up against, and waiting is not a good option. Lastly, but equally as important...Stop chewing tobacco, it is a hard habit to break, understood, but think of the alternative. Best of luck to you, i wish you the best! Read more...
Yes because. Not telling your dentist (or physician) everything only hurts you. You go to professionals for help and to be healthy. Read more...
YES! Your dentist needs to know all of your oral habits, medications, and whatever substances you use, legal or not so he or she can make the best recommendations for treatment. Tobacco is definitely one of them that should be disclosed. If you are worried about cancer, take our advice and stop chewing tobacco, see your dentist and get the area of concern biopsied. Read more...