Throat cancer from chewing tobacco

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Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn A couple months back i began experiencing a feeling of something being caught in my throat. I used chewing tobacco up until a few weeks ago. The feeling of something being caught in my throat at first would only appear when i used tobacco. The wierd thing is whenever i was not using it, i would not have the feelings. Eventually it worried me enough to make me quit, and once i did, the feeling just didnt go away at all.
Avatar m tn It my memory serves me well I believe it's a bout a week before you start feeling better or maybe sooner with the short amount of time you had been chewing. But you are right you will have the runs which is your body ridding toxins (de-toxifying) to be become regular. Headaches are normal during this period and if you are lucky enough you won't experience any of the mental symptoms from nicotine withdrawal which included irritability, anxiety, agitation, and even sometimes depression.
Avatar n tn Definitely chewing tobacco is not good for you and since the timing of the switch coincides with your new symptoms, I would discontinue to chew entirely to see if that helps. But even so, chewing tobacco puts you at higher risk for cancer and you should get regular examinations to make sure you do catch it if it does appear.
Avatar n tn I have a sore throat, and there is a lump in my throat area. I have used chewing tobacco but only one can of it. I'm not sure if its related to that or not.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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...
734550 tn?1231852920 Well, definitely using chewing tobacco increases your risk of oral cancer but it, by itself, does not mean that you do. The only way you can find out is to have an oral examination done by your dentist and have any questionable spots (IF ANY) biopsied. The risk of cancer decreases as the years go by after you stop when it comes to people who stop smoking. It actually returns back to normal (as if you never used it in the first place) in about five years.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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!
203342 tn?1328737207 I want to thank you all for responding to my post. I showed my son this thread and then took him to the whyquit site and read a couple of things from people who chewed and there was one picture that was terrible. 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.
Avatar n tn My boyfriend uses chewing tobacco, the kind in pouches. He used to smoke and wanted a "safer" option. We both know it isn't safe, but how harmful is it? What are the chances of devloping oral or other cancer? I would like him to quit but he did some research that said the chances of developing cancer are so slim he doesn't feel it is worth it. I would like to know if this is true and just how unsafe chewing tobacco is. Thank you.
Avatar f tn 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. .
Avatar f tn 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".
Avatar n tn 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!
Avatar f tn Actually here in india, we have chewing tobacco which we spit after chewing it. Though some doctor advised that tobacco had nothing to do with pancreatitics...however some days that it can lead to pancreatic cancer. I understand that intake of chewing tobacco is unsafe but i am unable to quit it. I have tried lots of time but to no avail. Can chewing tobacco really aggravate my pancreas problem..at the moment i do see any symptoms but fears worse looking at some doctors comments....
4440520 tn?1366778314 Go see a dentist and get your dental hygiene up to date. Chewing tobacco caused a hole in the lip and cancer to a man I used to know.
19880027 tn?1485894768 I can honestly say that it is a great feeling being done with nicotine and especially chew. My doctor told me that the reason why mouth cancer from chewing is usually fatal is due to the fact that cancer in your mouth is painless usually and goes undiagnosed for months or longer and by the time they find it, most of the time it has spread to other areas of the mouth and throat. Even worse it can spread to glands and other areas of your body very quickly.
Avatar m tn Dear All, I am suffering from mild sore throat ( ON and OFF) for last 1 month. No cough but some times irritation throat and most of the time one of the nasal is blocked. Visited ENT specialist and after checking he confirmed suffering from " PHARYNGITIS" He had given anti-biotics for 5 days and assured recovery after that. After 5 days my problem has almost gone away but still very mild irritation and sore throat is there.
Avatar f tn d imagine if you are chewing the gum, it would probably be somewhat the same as chewing tobacco, just on a smaller scale, and yes, it could cause cancer of the mouth as well as other related cancers. Saying this, it's probably shouldn't be of concern short term, but it's unfortunate and common for most Nicorette users to abuse the gum for many years, and that's dangerous. If you can, try to stop the gum....even if you have to stick patches on yourself for the 6 weeks. Good luck!
Avatar m tn i quit now because i found out it can cause oral cancer. i asked a doctor if i could get cancer from 6 months of that and she said its not likely. i was wondering what are my chances of getting cancer after using tobacco for just 6 months? and also now that i quit how long would it take for my increased risk of cancer to decrease and go back to normal?
Avatar m tn It’s very difficult to quit from tobacco chewing as it is considered to be more addictive than smoking. The first and foremost thing required in quitting is your own personal commitment then start ramping down your tobacco use. Do also figure out the events that makes your craving for tobacco and remain away from that triggers. Try using alternatives of tobacco with snacks, chewing gum etc.
1553775 tn?1325182402 Yes, it's use can cause an immediate increase in blood pressure. See the link below; http://www.mayoclinic.
Avatar n tn I used to chew tobacco and now I am nervous that this could be a throat cancer issue, although the symptoms of this don't add up. I have my yearly physical coming this month and I hope to get some answers. I am extremely nervous and this is hampering my daily life activities.