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If I chew tobacco once a month, how will that increase my chance of getting oral cancer?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

But only because in toying with an addictive substance, you are very likely to find yourself needing more and more of it.
Regular use is a real risk for cancer. Do a favor for yourself and anybody who you kiss -- put this silly stuff away.

In brief: Yes

But only because in toying with an addictive substance, you are very likely to find yourself needing more and more of it.
Regular use is a real risk for cancer. Do a favor for yourself and anybody who you kiss -- put this silly stuff away.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Once a month is once a month too often.

In brief: Yes

Once a month is once a month too often.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Increases

Any use of smokeless tobacco increases your chances.
It's like asking: if i walk across the freeway, what are the chances i'll get hit? The more often you do it, the more likely it will be.

In brief: Increases

Any use of smokeless tobacco increases your chances.
It's like asking: if i walk across the freeway, what are the chances i'll get hit? The more often you do it, the more likely it will be.
Dr. Rodney Diaz
Dr. Rodney Diaz
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In brief: Chance increase smal

Tobacco contains hundreds of compounds that can encourage mistakes when cells reproduce.
Chewing tobacco is potent in producing cancers in the tissues next to the wad of tobacco, in floor of mouth & lateral border of the tongue, as those last two sites collect the saliva with the extracted cancer-causing chemicals. Causing cancer generally takes years, but if you can stop it would be best.

In brief: Chance increase smal

Tobacco contains hundreds of compounds that can encourage mistakes when cells reproduce.
Chewing tobacco is potent in producing cancers in the tissues next to the wad of tobacco, in floor of mouth & lateral border of the tongue, as those last two sites collect the saliva with the extracted cancer-causing chemicals. Causing cancer generally takes years, but if you can stop it would be best.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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