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A 18-year-old female asked:

What are the odds of getting mouth cancer due to oral lichen planus?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Low: The incidence of lichen planus turning into some type of oral skin cancer is very low according to my opinion. I have never seen a case study where any cases have been reported.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Rarely if ever: I've included one resource that discusses lichen planus as well as the answer to your specific question. I'm sure that if you research it you will find more. It probably is not a direct cause effect relationship but a very rare occurrence. See: http://www.Everydayhealth.Com/oral-head-and-neck-cancer/lichen-planus-and-oral-cancer.Aspx.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Possible: Low frequency but possible. Make sure you are followed carefully by your doctor.
Last updated Dec 18, 2021


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