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Is leukoplakia lethal?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics

In brief: No

However sometimes it is a precursor to a squamous cell cancer which after years may develop from leukoplakia.

In brief: No

However sometimes it is a precursor to a squamous cell cancer which after years may develop from leukoplakia.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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