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 My Mom has primary liver cancer, probably inoperable, any advice?

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Thanks to everyone for their advice and kindness....


 what causes cancer? does eating meat?
I am trying to be more aware of cancer and how to protect my children from the disease. Does anyone know what is linked to cancer? Would it help if my children and I became vegetarians? Is meat part ...


 If girls aged 12-13 were to get the cervical cancer vaccine, what would the effects be on the future?
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 my friend lied about having terminal cancer?
one of my best friends in the whole world told me she had terminal cancer about nine months ago. i was absolutely devastated and wanted to help her as much as i could. i was there when she was crying ...


 Hi. I've been diagnosed with leukemia, I'm really really really scared. I need word of advice Anybody?
Thanks for your help....


 Why would a Christian pastor get cancer if he's done nothing but good things most of his life?
a pastor that i know has really bad cancer and its taking over his body. He's been nothing but good to everyone he knows. I've heard this question so many times but now it actually means ...


 if you had a cigarette and didn't have a light for it in the house what would or could you use ?
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 Can you live if your appendix bursts? ?
Can you live after your appendix bursts and not even know it? Well have stomach pains a lot of the time, but live? Possibly the puss escapes through your belly button???
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 Should taxes be raised on vegetables?
Smokers pay extra taxes to fund any extra treatment they might require on the NHS.
Surely vegetarians should be treated in the same manner?...


 Do you feel sorry for Jade Goody now that she has cancer?
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 i'm always tired.......?
all the time, sleep enough, enough vitamins.....i always have indegestion,....could this be cancer??...if yes what kind would cause indegestion?
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 why do cigarette smokers always look for excuses for why they can't quit?
nicotine is addictive right? thats the be-all end-all answer right? i disagree. I DONT WANT TO HEAR ABOUT NICOTINE IN THIS POST...ANYTHING can be addictive if you let it. i think quitting smoking is ...


 Why does cancer stop hair growth?
usually cancer patients are bald.. so i was wondering?...


 not sure whether i'm intitled to a bus pass for travelling to and from hospital.?
i spend a lot of time at several hospitals due to breast cancer and back problems, it's costs me a fortune, just wondered how to go about this.
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 Does school cause death?
I think yes, because school causes stress, stress causes cancer, and cancer is the most killing disease out there. it also causes suicide and drug problems to young kids. did i prove my point?...


 when i say the word cancer.......?
how does it make you feel inside
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 cervical cancer injections for teenage girls?
recently, vaccines for cervical cancer have been introduced in my school. Is it really as safe as they say? Can you get side effects?...


 why is so many people getting cancer?
almost everyone i know who as died lately as died of cancer why is so many people getting this awfull thing and dont say with smoking as i now loads who never smoked died with ...


 Which one Are you :?
A smoker: http://www.lungcancer.org/images/patients/lungs/diseased_lung.jpg

Or

A nonsmoker:
http://www.lungcancer.org/images/patients/lungs/healthy_lung....


 Do smokers deserve to get sick?
What do you think? I've always been a very compassionate person. Whenever someone I know gets sick I've always been there for them, in any way I can. But there is one type of person for ...



Eddie
shortest time known of someone getting cancer from smokeless tobacco?
I am just wondering what is the shortest time known of when someone first started using smokeless tobacco and they then got cancer from it. I used it for 7 months and i know its not a long time ( from what ive been told) i wont have mouth cancer or any cancer related to smokeless tobacco from that short of a duration. So im curious to see what is the shortest time someone has gotten it. Shortest ive heard of is 6 years. Im also 19 if that makes some kind of difference to being prone to it. thanks.
                      








frugalmom
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I am not sure but I know a boy in my class when he was 16 had mouth cancer from it- they took skin from his butt to fix it! I think he had used it for maybe 3 3-4 years.


Andrew R
you can get cancer from simply placing it in your mouth. so you might want to see a doc if your concerned.


WHO WANTS TO KNOW? oh, just you.
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One time, a kid got mouth cancer from looking at it.


Someone who cares
Once.


Joseph the Second
-Right after their First "chew..." Poor kid... -He never lived to see his Team make the Finals & dedicate Their win- to Him... :(


Morpheus
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I bet you can get cancer from that in WEEKS in some cases where a person is extra suseptable to cancer. I come from a family that doesn't seem to get cancer and I chewed tobacco for about 40 years - just quit a few years ago - and had no effects. The dentist says every thing's fine.

BUT - those were some horrendous withdrawal symptoms - they went on for several months. Luckily I didn't really like chewing tobacco that much - I did it mostly to keep me off cigarettes. So I was able to just let the withdrawal symptoms happen and suffer through. They were pretty interesting.


Stacey Mccauley
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Here i s an excellent site with some wonderful options for you. It will definitely help you. Have a look. http://webmd11.notlong.com/AAhR7XS


Mike
In the TV show Small Wonder Season 2 Episode 12 - Smoker's Delight a kid got cancer in mere weeks from chewing tobacco.


john
Cancer can come in all forms not just tabacco. Stress and the toxic air we breath can increase its probibility. id may in their 30s.


The Sage
The lips that touch tobacco, will never touch mine.


Belit Guzman
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Sorry I don't know how long, but a good alternative you could try would be the electric cigerette. Look it up on youtube.


grey
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about from here to uh, well...there
(guess it all depends on time)


shrinkdoc
Hi,

I sincerely hope that the person that told you that wasn't a medical health professional. If they are and you rely on them for treating you when you are ill then I would recommend that you find another... And why ....

The real truth of the matter is that the tobacco product itself has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not you get cancer. It is all dependent on your genetic makeup. Every one is born with (what we call medically) carcinogens in their body. When and if any of these cells become active cancer is present.

Different substances trigger carcinogens into motion. Carcinogen are really nothing more than mutated cells. Once active a person has cancer and the cells begin to multiply and divide.

This is why some smoker's never get lung cancer, and some non smokers die with it.

If you ever get a sore in your mouth that hasn't healed in a couple of days, be sure to have your dentist exam this. If you have regular and routine dental appointments every six months for a cleaning your dentist should notice any changes in your oral tissue.

A final tip: The lining of the mouth is very thin and loaded with blood capillaries. The toxins or chemicals in the smokeless tobacco enter the blood stream quickly and without effort. Cancers that
are triggered from smokeless tobacco are not limited to the mouth region.

Be safe, take care and hope this helps.


supracool
don't trip man i guarantee you don't have cancer


bryan l
eddie-
You never know the age you can get cancer from chew- You can get not only mouth cancer, but throat, nasal, esphois (sp) even stomach cancer. I chewed for 6 years and I am glad i quit! I started chewing when I was 18 in college, all of my buddies chewed. Then I meet my future wife 4 years later chewed behind her back for 2 years. I finally quit cold turkey two months after we where married. Was very hard-actually started drinking coffee.
but now that I am 32 I am Glad. One of my best friends in college decided to continue to chew, he was diagnosed cancer in the gums 2 years ago. Had upper 1/4 removed, chemo ect. not worth it.


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8 months.


Brittany
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I'm not for certain the exact shortest (record) amount of time, but I do know of some recorded information on some men who got cancer rather quickly.

Sean Marsee, was a star athlete, who started using at age 12. He was diagnosed with oral cancer at age 18 and he died at age 19. Bob Leslie, another baseball player and high school coach, started chewing in his early teens. He was diagnosed with cancer in his early twenties and died in his early thirties. Then there is Gruen von Behren who started using spit tobacco at age 13 just to "fit in" with the guys. He was diagnosed with oral cancer at age 17 and has had more than 30 operations that have left him so disfigured he can't "fit in" anymore. He is now devoting his life to getting the word out to young people that tobacco is not something to play around with and should be avoided like the plague.


In short you are not likely to get cancer in just 7 months, especially if you quit. However it is not at all impossible. It's just as unlikely if you take one or two plane trips in your life that they may result in a crash (vs. taking 500 and one of those resulting in a crash.) As soon as you begin to dip the possibility is there.


A La London
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1 year, a family friend.


Jakobus
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As others have said, this can vary among individuals, but one thing you should remember is that even if the substance induces cancerous growth or conditions therefor, the disease may not be evident for several years or even longer. Most likely you will be okay , but you should consider getting occasional checkups and to tell the doctor or dentist that you are concerned about that kind of cancer. Also, watch for symptoms, but don't get paranoid or obsessive--just be vigilant. The body has excellent restorative abilities, but it needs help. Maintain a healthy lifestyle and minimize risks. Remember, too, that cancer is not the only risk from such products.

Here are some links you could explore:
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Tobacco/smokeless

http://kidshealth.org/teen/drug_alcohol/tobacco/smokeless.html

http://www.quittobacco.com/facts/effects.htm

http://www.uihealthcare.com/topics/medicaldepartments/cancercenter/smokelesstobacco/index.html


I'm glad you spoke in past tense about your use of the substance. Quitting was a good choice. Congratulations.........and keep it up.


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