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what is leukoplakia and cancer does it lead to?

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Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Oral cancer: Leukoplakia is white chalky like substance in oral cavity which can lead to oral cancer.
Answered on Sep 26, 2011
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
White patch: It can be a precursor to squamous cell carcinomas.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Reference Site: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002041/.
Answered on Jan 22, 2017

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Can be pre-cancerous: Leukoplakia is a thickening of the lining of the mouth tissues and is due to reaction from local irritation or inflammation and is common in tobacco u ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Gold
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Premalignant state: Leukoplakia is a premalignant condition. Its presence is indicative of an increased possibility of malignancy developing.
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Dr. Elton Behner
37 years experience Dentistry
It can sometimes: be a precursor to cancer if chronic irritation of the tissue is allowed to exist. It should be checked visually on an annual basis and verified regula ... Read More
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Dr. Raja Mudad
32 years experience Medical Oncology
Not well known: Usually in months and not days or weeks.

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