What is Leukoplakia?


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What is Leukoplakia?

  • Leukoplakia is the development of thickened and white patches over tongue, inner part of cheeks or other parts of oral cavity.
  • This is premalignant lesion . Means It can turn into cancer.
  • Cause – due to chronic irritation of buccal mucosa probably due to smoking and tobacco.
  • Treatment – There is no definite treatment of leucoplakia. You should consult oncologist. Patient  should avoid smoking and limit alcohol intake. Regular follow up is needed to know early detection of  cancer

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Dr. Jagdish Shinde – Consultant Oncologist Pune
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