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Please let me know what is the chance that a case of leukoplakia in the mouth will not go on to be cancerous?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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In brief: Oral cancer

The likelihood of oral cancer depends upon your age and genetics among other risk factors, especially smoking ! and alcohol consumption! do both and you drastically increase your chances of developing oral cancer. Get an initial biopsy, and follow it up with at least a continuing 6 month head, neck and oral soft tissue screening by an oral surgeon.

In brief: Oral cancer

The likelihood of oral cancer depends upon your age and genetics among other risk factors, especially smoking ! and alcohol consumption! do both and you drastically increase your chances of developing oral cancer. Get an initial biopsy, and follow it up with at least a continuing 6 month head, neck and oral soft tissue screening by an oral surgeon.
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