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Is leukoplakia lethal?

Is leukoplakia lethal?

Not by itself: By itself leukoplakia is not lethal. In many cases it can lead to oral cancer which needs to be treated early and appropriately. Oral cancers can prove to be lethal down the road, especially if they recur or spread. ...Read more

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Leukoplakia (Definition)

White, thick patches on the oral mucosa due to hyperkeratosis of the epithelium, producing favorable conditions for development of epidermoid carcinoma; often occurring on the cheeks (l. Bucca┬┤lis), ...Read more


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What is leukoplakia?

What is leukoplakia?

White patch: Leukoplakia is a medical term for a flat white lesion on the mucous membranes of the mouth (but possibly elsewhere also). They are not easily scraped off. They can arise from numerous sources, including irritation. It is not a specific disease, but an observable condition. Sometimes they are thought of as "pre-cancerous" and so it is important to have a biopsy done. ...Read more

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How common is leukoplakia?

How common is leukoplakia?

Pretty common: Leukoplakia means "white patch".This is a fairly common occurrence on the cheeks inside the mouth. There are many causes of leukoplakia, some serious and some not. If the leukoplakia comes and goes, it is probably benign. However, if it remains for a long time, or changes in appearance, this may be an indication of some disease process. See a dentist to have such areas evaluated. ...Read more

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What can I use on leukoplakia?

Not much: First you need a diagnosis. The only way to get one is to have a biopsy of the area. Leukoplakia is latin for "white patch". It is used only to describe a condition and is not a diagnosis. A vast number of things can give you leukoplakia so until you know what exactly is causing it there is nothing you can do for it. ...Read more

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How do I know I have leukoplakia?

How do I know I have leukoplakia?

White area: Any white are in the mouth is called leukoplakia. It can be benign or cancer. See a dentist for a biopsy. ...Read more

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What can I do about leukoplakia?

What can I do about  leukoplakia?

Biopsy: Leukoplakia means a white spot in the mouth. Have a dentist or oral surgeon look at it and review your medical history. It will be helpful if another doctor took previous pictures of the lesions with measurements. See a doctor and a biopsy probably will be performed. Make sure that the leukoplakia is documented with pictures and measurements. ...Read more

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How is leukoplakia diagnosed usually?

White Patch: The term leukoplakia simply means a white patch. It is a clinical term and there are many things that can present as leukoplakia. The only way to get a definitive diagnosis is to biopsy it. ...Read more

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