How long does it take for chewing tobacco to cause oral cancer?

Usually years. In most people oral cancer develops after years or decades of tobacco exposure. However, genetically susceptible person may develop it much faster to the extent that oral cancer has been seen in teenagers. Get off this bad habit as soon as you can. There other risks from tobacco use, e.g., heart disease, bladder cancer.
Oral cancer/tobacco. No one knows for sure so quit chewing. The spitting part is yucky anyway.

Related Questions

How long does it take to get oral cancer from chewing tobacco? Worse if chew in off season?

It varies, but long. Alcohol use and tobacco use are the main risk factors for oral cancer. Most are seen in patients over 50 years of age. Oral cavity lesions present as nonhealing ulcers that are sometimes painful. So, usually, it takes a long time for this cancer to develop. But some people have it sooner, especially if they have too much tobacco and/or alcohol. Talk to your doctor about stopping tobacco use. Read more...
Every chew releases. Carcinogens; the cancer may take years to appear after a single exposure. There are teenagers that have had disfiguring operations to save their lives. It is not safe at any dose. Read more...
Varies. Oral cancer has developed in teen agers from use of oral tobacco. Usually it takes many years. It is a very bad idea to use tobacco in any form. The sooner you quit the better. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

How long until you get oral cancer from chewing tobacco?

Can't say. Can't give you a time. But now is. Good time to quit. See a dentist or oral surgeon for an oral cancer exam. Read more...
Years. Usually years. Less if other risk factors like heavy drinking. Why not stop now. See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have current symptoms. Read more...

How many years does it take to get oral cancer from chewing tobacco?

Not sure. Cancer development generally requires a "latent' period to develop. How long that is, is different for different people and different cancers. Best to quit chewing tobacco, or to have never started. Read more...
Usually decades. Most patients present at over 50 years of age, but alcohol and tobacco use (also smokeless) are risk factors and therefore some especially prone, heavy users may get it sooner. It would be best to stop all tobacco use as soon as you can. Read more...
Varies- Quit Tobacco. It usually takes years to decades, however, oral cancer has developed in teenagers using chewing tobacco. Quit the habit as it may take a short time in a suseptible individual. Other factors being hpv infection, immune status and genetic make-up of the person, . Read more...

I have been chewing tobacco for 20-21 months now and have recently become afraid of oral cancer. Is this a long enough time to get it? What's typical?

Unknown. The data to answer your question is not known. You're probably OK, But I would recommend you stop. Not worth the risk. Read more...
Quit while ahead! If you quit now, you will greatly reduce your chance of oral and other cancers. It is unlikely that you have cancer now from the use of tobacco, but there is considerable variation, based on genetics. I can not emphasize too much that you should quit using tobacco in any form while you are ahead. Read more...

Can you get oral cancer from chewing tobacco twice?

No one knows. A minimal amount so assume any puts you at risk for disease. 1-2 times may infintessimily increase risk. Read more...
Short answer: No! Just don't do it again! it is a disgusting and unhealthy habit. Not only is tobacco carcinogenic, but chewing it is unhygienic, addictive, and most chewing tobacco can cause tooth decay since it's loaded with sugar, and also can cause gum disease. Read more...

Does chewing tobacco have a huge risk of causing oral cancer?

Yes. Oral cancer has multiple risk factors - chewing tobacco is one additional risk factor and should be avoided. Read more...
Yes. Chewing tobacco does increase the risk of oral and pharyngeal cancer. The risk is increased if you also smoke and drink alcoholic beverages in excess which most tobacco chewers do. Read more...

How quickly can you get oral cancer from smokeless chewing tobacco?

Who knows? I doubt there are any scientific studies to answer that question. The more you use the any type of tobacco, the greater your risks. Why play with fire and expose yourself to unnecessary health risks? In the end it's not worth it. Besides, if you are the 1 in million (just an arbitrary figure and expression) who gets oral cancer, for you its 100%. Read more...
Varies. It varies depending on the ethnicity of the user, length of time using chewing tobacco , it starts as white patches in the inside of check or under the tongue that gets harder in time and turn cancerous. Regular dental check up visits to your dentist can discover that in early stages or before it from and suggest treatment . Read more...