Oral Precancer

What is meant by Oral Precancer?
There are well defined oral premalignant lesions/ conditions that often precede oral cancer.

What is meant by Premalignant Lesion?
A morphologically altered tissue in which a cancer is more likely to occur than in its apparently normal counterpart.

What are the examples of Premalignant Lesion?
These are leukoplakia, erythroplakia, erythroleukoplakia, erosive lichen planus.

What is meant by Premalignant Condition?
A generalized state associated with a significantly
increased risk of cancer,

What are the examples of Premalignant Lesion?
These are oral submucous fibrosis, sideropenic dysphagia, (mucosal atrophy associated with chronic iron deficiency anaemia).

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