Can teenagers get oral cancer?

Yes, but rarely. Rarely teenagers may develop a form of oral cancer due to epstein barr virus, otherwise, you need not worry. Stay away from tobacco and alcohol to prevent oral and a number of other cancers.

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How rare is it for a teenager that chews tobacco, to get oral cancer?

Takes years. The process takes years to set up & lead to cancer. It would rarely surface in the brief time frame of the teens but it does lay the groundwork for the change to occur by middle age. Read more...
It's the future . Chewing tobacco has a additive effect. You may not get it when you start but you are asking for trouble in the future. All tobacco is a cause for cancer. And has things in it that can hook you. Being young makes it somewhat easier to quit, but you must either convince your friends who smoke or chew to quit or get new friends. If they are your friends, you might help them quit too. Chew a sugarless. Read more...
Please don't do it! Tobacco, whether chewed or smoked, is a carcinogen and the more the mouth is exposed to this the greater the risk. Numbers are just statistical guesses. For that person who does get oral cancer, whether as a teenager or later on, there is pain, disfigurement or loss of life. If you smoke or chew, please stop. If you've never started, don't ever start. Read more...
Not rare as u think. Oral cancer from chewing tobacco is deadly and the treatment is devastating! it is also highly addictive and is not a good idea to get started, while not as frequent as lung cancer, oral cancer from chew is deadly to those who get it! i can't give you percentages on it, but you don't want it! Read more...

I'm a senior in high school and have been chewing since the middle of freshman year and I was wondering if its common for a teenager to get oral cancer?

Sooner than latter. Just look at baseball players and how many have died of oral cancer. Babe ruth for one. The younger tou are the longer you will be at risk if you do not stop. There at least 30, 000 people that get oral and throat cancer every year, less than half make it to 5 years. Besides, nothing is sexier than a mouth full of brown spit and bad breath. It will affect your social life as well. Read more...
As you get older. The risk increases as you get older. The number of years you do the insult, it increases the risk. The sooner you stop, the sooner the insult stops. It typically takes years to see the result of the insult to the tissue, and the reason you don't typically diagnose these cancers till a few decades later. Best thing to do is stop now. Read more...
It is not common. While it is not common for a teenager to get oral cancer, it is much more common for people who chew tobacco products to get oral cancer than those who don't chew. Be smart, quit now! Read more...

Could children and teenagers get oral cancer?

Yes, but. The incidence of oral cancer in children and adolescents is vanishingly low, and occur more frequently in previously compromised kids, like cancer survivors or immunocompromised children. Read more...