Schilling's claims draw attention to smokeless tobacco
Curt Schilling blames his oral cancer on 30 years of chewing tobacco.
While it is impossible to say for sure in any one person's case, that conclusion by the former Phillies pitcher is certainly plausible, cancer experts say.
"I can't taste anything and I can't smell anything," Schilling said this month during a Boston radio telethon, according to MLB.com. Schilling, 47, retired in 2007 after 20 seasons in the major leagues, 81/2 with the Phillies.
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