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I only chewed tobacco 10 times in my whole entire life. Could I still get mouth cancer?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There are other causes.

In brief: Yes

There are other causes.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not likely

Ten episodes of chewing tobacco are not likely to increase your risk of mouth cancer over your background risk.
There are other causes of mouth cancer; alcohol, and hpv infection being two prominent ones.

In brief: Not likely

Ten episodes of chewing tobacco are not likely to increase your risk of mouth cancer over your background risk.
There are other causes of mouth cancer; alcohol, and hpv infection being two prominent ones.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Rare

Tobacco in any of its forms is the usual antecedent to mouth cancer.
The exposure you have had is trivial and will not increase your risk. You still could get it as there are a few who have that happen despite no tobacco in their lives.

In brief: Rare

Tobacco in any of its forms is the usual antecedent to mouth cancer.
The exposure you have had is trivial and will not increase your risk. You still could get it as there are a few who have that happen despite no tobacco in their lives.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes

Anyone can get mouth cancer, though it is often associated with tobacco exposure.

In brief: Yes

Anyone can get mouth cancer, though it is often associated with tobacco exposure.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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