Throat cancer from chewing tobacco

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Just be glad you stopped now and didn't get mouth cancer or throat cancer, tongue, loss of teeth, or have part of your face removed from the cancer. It's an ugly habit that can have dire consequences on your health and some serious longterm physical ailments and deformaties to the face if you don't stop soon enough. I read about a guy that only chewed for 2 years he was 16, now 28 he developed mouth cancer from chewing and half off his face has been removed.
My son didn't say much except to say again that it's rare to get cancer from chewing tobacco. Who knows, maybe something did touch him though. I don't know what else to do. I pray he will take this seriously real soon. Thanks again guys for caring enough to respond back to me. God bless you all. I wish you all well.
So even if you've been chewing tobacco for the past two to three years, it's probably too soon for full-blown cancer to manifest. You have done the right thing by stopping tobacco chewing. Stay clean and you you won't have to worry about throat cancer at all.
Can you explain to me (I am confused on percentages after reading so many articles)what exactly are my chances are of getting throat cancer from this. It sounds silly but I had my tonsils out and I've always been prone to throat infections.My only health problem until now. I am absolutely sick about my exposure.I am not dating because I do not want to transmit it to anyone.
Entire article http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6639461.stm) MORE MEN "HAVE ORAL CANCER VIRUS" Oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is more common among men than women, leading to an increased risk for men of head and neck cancers, a US study suggests. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) study assessed around 5,500 people aged 14 to 69. Around 10% of men had oral HPV, compared with 3.6% of women.
I have no idea aboutthroat cancer, but in general cancer is unlikely unless you can connect to a cause, chewing tobacco and smoking comes to my mind as examples. Even these usually take a number of years of exposure. Have you tried posting on the cancer community?
Sorry to scare you, but, I think it's more serious than you think! The Oral Sex Cancer Connection Doctors Say There Is a Link Between Oral Sex and Throat Cancer By CATHY BECKER Oct. 15, 2008 122 comments FONT SIZE EMAIL PRINT SHARE RSS Teresa Dillon was surprised to learn four years ago that what she deemed as an average sore throat actually was stage 2 cancer on her tonsil. Human papillomavirus (HPV) has now been linked to oral cancer.
Is it really more common now to get oral cancer from HPV than from chewing tobacco or alchohol? Please put this into perspective for me. Thanks, Doc.
I have read and seen a ton of articles of late on the front page of CNN, Fox, you name it saying that HPV is the main cause of oral cancer now, surpassing tobacco, but survival rates are higher for HPV than tobacco and alcohol. The main area of cancer seems to be the middle throat. So I am a healthy, fit, 33 year old male. I am currently single, and I have done STD screenings at physicals with all clear results.
Cigarette, cigar, or pipe smokers are six times more likely than nonsmokers to develop oral cancers. Smokeless tobacco users. Users of dip, snuff, or chewing tobacco products are 50 times more likely to develop cancers of the cheek, gums, and lining of the lips. Excessive consumption of alcohol. Oral cancers are about six times more common in drinkers than in nondrinkers. Family history of cancer. Excessive sun exposure, especially at a young age.
(Secondary to improved mucocilliary escalator function) After 5 years The risk of lung, throat, oesophageal or bladder cancer is halved. After 5-10 years The risk of developing cardiovascular diseases or thrombosis is basically the same as for a non-smoker. After 10 years The risk of lung cancer is halved. The risk of developing osteoporosis decreases. After 15-20 years The risk of lung, throat, oesophageal or bladder cancer is basically the same as for a non-smoker.
I also am very concerned about throat cancer. I am a non-smoker, but my grandpa did die of the disease so it may be hereditary. All of my symptoms seems to parralell with throat cancer symptoms. All I can do at this point is pray and wait on my appointment.
The white patches do not scrape off but sometimes it can be scraped away when few days have passed. I am worried its cancer. I intend to quit chewing tomorrow with the help of nicotine gum. My habit isnt huge, about 1 can a week. I just hope I have made the decision to quit in time before cancer has begun. Any feed back about sypmtoms would be appreciated. I have doctors appt in 5 days.
Now I am fixated with the bump and it has become tender probably from me touching it. I am scared to death that it is some sort of cancer related to chewing tobacco. I am very afraid. I have been reading several things relating to this and none of it is reassuring. Is this a swollen lymph node, a cancerous tumor etc? I am going to try to go to my pcp tomorrow but I doubt I will get much accomplished tomorrow besides saying we should set some tests up....Please help!
The white patches do not scrape off but goes away after 1 or 2 days. I am worried its cancer. I intend to quit chewing tomorrow with the help of nicotine gum. My habit isnt huge, about 1 can a week. I just hope I have made the decision to quit in time before cancer has begun. Any feed back about sypmtoms would be appreciated. I have doctors appt in 5 days. . I posted this about 4 days ago. I'm just terrified. I wish I could relax...DR appt only 1 day away...
I've smoked since I was about 19 years old and used all kinds of tobacco products except chewing tobacco. I quit about a one and a half week ago. I seem to have more of the chronic bronchitis component rather than emphysema. I have a cough with a lot of mucous but only mild breathlessness upon exertion. My question is about hoarseness. My voice gets lower in pitch and kind of "croaky".
It turned out to be just a bad sore throat. But still scared my so bad that everything that comes up from my mouth to my stomach I instantly think its cancer related. So back to my physical, it goes good. Everything comes back normal, except for my cholesterol, which is high. So Doc puts me on omega 3 fish oil and says get more exercise. Cool, feeling good. Day and half later I start to get a burning/pain in mid sternum area. It comes and goes, sometime its worse than others.
YES WHO_IS_THIS IS RIGHT! CHEWING TOBACCA WILL DO THAT. I HAVE AN UNCLE THAT HAS CANCER THANK TO CHEWING AND DIPPING. IT ALSO COULD BE A CANCER SORE AND WITH YOU IRRITATING IT, YOU WILL ONLY MAKE IT WORSE. I KNOW, I DONT HAVE INSURANCE EITHER, SO I KNOW YOU DONT WANT TO HAVE TO PAY THAT EXPENSIVE BILL. BUT I RATHER BE SAFE THAN SORRY. DONT WAIT TO LATE, IF YOU GO GET IT TREATED NOW, IT COULD SAVE YOU MOUTH. I KNOW THIS IS NOT WHAT U WANTED TO HEAR, BUT IT IS THE BEST THING.
I'm not a doctor or anything (yet lol) but I have read a little bit about oral cancer to scare my husband out of chewing tobacco.
Anyways, quitting chewing was my second major goal and due to my constant fear of mouth and throat cancer I decided to blend the two together. I figured if I am going to be miserable anyways from the hydro-methadone withdrawal I might as well come out of this thing an ex-chewer as well. If I can just keep away from the opies and chew while exercising 4-5 days a week, I think I might have a chance to make it into the diaper years!
I am 23 years old and as I sit here doing the two things that cause me so much pain (drinking and chewing tobacco) I just can't seem to figure out how to let them go. I have been drinking everyday of my life for the past 8 years and I have been chewing tobacco everyday for the past 9 years. Now I have heard and know that the combo of the two raise your risk for cancer by alot. On average I drink around 5-7 cases of beer a week and I chew around 7 cans a week.
I was a user of snuff chewing tobacco from the time I was about 14 - 24 years of age, and then cigarettes for 10 years after that, I am now 34. I used to place the tobacco behind my lower lip. My question is this, I notice for a long time after quitting chewing tobacco that the mucous membrane there never completely 'healed', but always remained somewhat inflamed, tender, and that there were many larger bumps all over my inner lower lip where I placed the tobacco.
Is that with respect to oral cancer? Are you saying i have a less than 1 percent chance that i may get oral cancer due to HPV from this type of exposure. (assuming i don't perform oral sex agin on someone) Also, this is assuming the worse; that she was in fact HPV-16 infected. Additionally, the lymph nodes in my neck on one side have been a little bigger, and also that side of the neck has been a little swollen.
I have read on past threads that it is very uncommon for the virus to pass orally, but there must be some risk factor if people with throat cancer have tested positive for the virus in their throats. I know both doctors in the forum to be experts in the area, and I was wondering if your low risk stance has changed since these recent studies have been published? 3.
Regardless, these days cancer in blamed on everything from alarm clocks to cell phones. From what I read nic gum is still safer than cigerettes and other nic products. Oh ya, an a tip for you fellow nic gum addicts, I buy it buy the case from ebay , and find it from 5-15 dollars a box at the local flea markets and around 11-16 dollars a box on ebay. I rarely buy the 35-50 dollar boxes from the drug store or walmart. I love my gum and find it to keep my teeth clean from chewing reguarly.
Now I am fixated with the bump and it has become tender probably from me touching it. I am scared to death that it is some sort of cancer related to chewing tobacco. I am very afraid. I have been reading several things relating to this and none of it is reassuring. Is this a swollen lymph node, a cancerous tumor etc? I am going to try to go to my pcp tomorrow but I doubt I will get much accomplished tomorrow besides saying we should set some tests up....Please help!
in it when I awake in the morning, and am getting paranoid that I'm giving myself either throat cancer or some esophagal problem... I have GOT to stop this gum addiction NOW. It's been over 5 months now that I'm on it. Definitely NOT the recommended way of doing it, according to Nicorette's instruction booklet! (Although I'm sure that they do not mind in the slightest that I'm now addicted to using THEIR product now...!).
I refuse to go from panicing about throat cancer to ALS as I am fairly confident that my problem is stress/anxiety related. I have a great deal of tension in the back of my neck and in my jaw. I feel like my tongue is constanstly being flexed and pulled into the back of my mouth. At times my tongue feels heavy and clumsy, not so much weak as just uncordinated. I guess my question is, can muscle tension in my neck and face cause speech abnormalities.
the CT was done as a follow up to an incidental finding of nodule in the lower lung in 2004 during a hospital stay for a kidney infection. Here are the impressions from the CT: 1. Biapical interstitial nodular prominence with right greater than left. Similar findings were reported on a prior CT chest dated 4/29/02. (Previously diagnosed in 2002 as Eosinophillic granuloma..quit smoking for a year and it reversed itself. Have since gone back to smoking.) 2.
, surgery, or genetics, that drive addiction. I started chewing tobacco when I was in 5th grade and quit when I was in Egypt while in the military. I've never done illegal drugs, but did a lot of drinking when younger. I'm just curious, and thank you for your feedback.
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