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How long does it take to get oral cancer if using snuff?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Years

Most cancers take years to develop from the time of initial stimulus.
You should note that damage to the tissue starts early, within days to months, of tobacco use and in a susceptible person may lead to cancer even with short duration of use. Some times the cancer develops years after the person stops using tobacco. Cessation of tobacco use is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

In brief: Years

Most cancers take years to develop from the time of initial stimulus.
You should note that damage to the tissue starts early, within days to months, of tobacco use and in a susceptible person may lead to cancer even with short duration of use. Some times the cancer develops years after the person stops using tobacco. Cessation of tobacco use is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Keyur Mehta
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 0 to infinity

There's no exact amount of time needed to develop oral cancer when using snuff; it could be 1 year, it could be 50 years, it could be never. One thing is for certain though, the more you use, the more likely you are to get it.

In brief: 0 to infinity

There's no exact amount of time needed to develop oral cancer when using snuff; it could be 1 year, it could be 50 years, it could be never. One thing is for certain though, the more you use, the more likely you are to get it.
Dr. Keyur Mehta
Dr. Keyur Mehta
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