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What are the chances of me having throat cancer having dipped for the past 5-6 years?
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Dr. Eric Wang
Radiology
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In brief: Increased
Re: chewing/smokeless tobacco, it is difficult to estimate the increased risk of cancer because of the length of time it takes to develop, however 90% of oral cancer is tobacco related.
Oral cancer risk is definitely increased, possibly up to 50%. "throat" cancer is also likely elevated, but it is not clear by how much. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/tobacco/smokeless#r1.

In brief: Increased
Re: chewing/smokeless tobacco, it is difficult to estimate the increased risk of cancer because of the length of time it takes to develop, however 90% of oral cancer is tobacco related.
Oral cancer risk is definitely increased, possibly up to 50%. "throat" cancer is also likely elevated, but it is not clear by how much. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/tobacco/smokeless#r1.
Dr. Eric Wang
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Good answer. Wishing you'all the best.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Dipped?
Please rephrase this question. What do you mean by "dipped"?

In brief: Dipped?
Please rephrase this question. What do you mean by "dipped"?
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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