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What is the likelihood that a benign lesion caused from chronically biting or sucking the cheek will turn into cancer?

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Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Highly unlikely

Highly unlikely. Higher risk factors for intraoral carcinomas and head/neck cancers include tobacco products, alcohol abuse, and hpv virus.
See your primary care doctor for more details.

In brief: Highly unlikely

Highly unlikely. Higher risk factors for intraoral carcinomas and head/neck cancers include tobacco products, alcohol abuse, and hpv virus.
See your primary care doctor for more details.
Dr. Kenneth Lee
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
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In brief: Traumatic fibroma

Repeated trauma to the buccal mucosa can result in a reactive change that results in a soft dome shaped tissue mass the same color as the surrounding mucosa.
This is known as an irritation fibroma. Treatment is surgical excision. These are benign lesions, but cancers can occur in the mouth from viruses, smoking etc. So have it checked it by an ent/dentist.

In brief: Traumatic fibroma

Repeated trauma to the buccal mucosa can result in a reactive change that results in a soft dome shaped tissue mass the same color as the surrounding mucosa.
This is known as an irritation fibroma. Treatment is surgical excision. These are benign lesions, but cancers can occur in the mouth from viruses, smoking etc. So have it checked it by an ent/dentist.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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