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Please tell me how long it takes for to get oral cancer from chewing tobacco?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: No set time

Just stop.

In brief: No set time

Just stop.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Keyur Mehta
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Same answer as snuff

There's no exact amount of time needed to develop oral cancer when using chewing tobacco; 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: Same answer as snuff

There's no exact amount of time needed to develop oral cancer when using chewing tobacco; 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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Usually years

It often takes years to develop oral cancer from chewing tobacco, however, there have been cases of teens developing oral cancer due to genetic susceptibility.
Since one does not know one's genetic susceptibility, it is strongly advised to stay away from all tobacco products.

In brief: Usually years

It often takes years to develop oral cancer from chewing tobacco, however, there have been cases of teens developing oral cancer due to genetic susceptibility.
Since one does not know one's genetic susceptibility, it is strongly advised to stay away from all tobacco products.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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