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What is the average time for leukoplakia to form into cancer?

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In brief: Need biopsy to tell!

Leukoplakia is a general term for any red lesion in the oral cavity.
Although not all leukoplakia are cancerous, many cancers appear as leukoplakia on the surface. Some cancers are more aggressive than others, so there is no "set" time for leukoplakia to turn into cancer. These lesions should be checked by a dental professional sine early detection is very important in treatment.

In brief: Need biopsy to tell!

Leukoplakia is a general term for any red lesion in the oral cavity.
Although not all leukoplakia are cancerous, many cancers appear as leukoplakia on the surface. Some cancers are more aggressive than others, so there is no "set" time for leukoplakia to turn into cancer. These lesions should be checked by a dental professional sine early detection is very important in treatment.
Dr. Shahin Mahallati
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Dr. R Lee Hinson
It is a white lesion, not a red one. Keep it checked regularly. Biopsy is a very good idea.
Dr. Raja Mudad
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Not well known

Usually in months and not days or weeks.

In brief: Not well known

Usually in months and not days or weeks.
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